Illinois: New Rules Clarify And Simplify Right-To-Carry Law

posted on July 22, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to remove some of the vagueness, ambiguity and complexity from Illinois’ Right-to-Carry law, which took effect last year. The original Illinois Right-to-Carry law, which was hastily written after a federal court in 2012 struck down the state’s total ban on concealed carry, contained several onerous provisions that Senate Bill 836, which took effect this month, sought to clean up.

Among other changes, the new legislation clarifies the Right-to-Carry permit application process by establishing that the privacy waiver that applicants must sign applies only to personal records—including criminal and psychiatric history—that directly affect an applicant’s qualification to carry. It adds an appeals process for those wrongfully denied. And it simplifies the legal requirement that a permit holder notify police during an investigative detainment by allowing him or her to show their permit.

Latest

handgun stats
handgun stats

The Statistical Truth About the Impact of Constitutional Carry

Self-defense is a natural right and constitutional carry is spreading. Despite what the Biden administration argues, armed citizens are not the problem. The statistics back this up.

What Firearms Have “Common-Use” Protections?

The text of the Second Amendment is explicit, and since it is a right, the people, not the government, decide. Yet, gun-control activists are still intent on attempting to define exactly what "arms" are protected by it.

2022 NRA Annual Meetings And Exhibits In Houston, Texas

From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served our country.

On Freedom’s Frontlines

In Ukraine, a vivid and inspirational example of the need for the right to keep and bear arms could not be more apparent.

The Armed Citizen® May 20, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

25 States Have Now Gotten Out of Our Way

Just over three decades ago, only on state had constitutional carry. Now, half the country has gotten out of the way of Americans' right to carry concealed.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.