Thread: OC in Illinois
Concealed carry only supporters discuss Open Carry in Illinois.
What many of us here hope and pray for is for the state legislature to be as effective as Congress, i.e., nothing gets accomplished. With no law on the books, Judge Posner's injuction goes into effect and the "unlawful use" statutes can no longer be enforced. This means that, as long as you have a valid FOID card, you will be able to open OR conceal carry, AKA "Constitutional Carry".
Keep your fingers crossed!!
Last edited by WalkingWolf; 04-11-2013 at 12:51 PM.
Originally Posted by Primus
WW is correct - they DO confiscate!
I think it was posted on ICarry.org last summer but about a year ago, the state and local police in the Rockford area did a sweep checking if some of the expired FOID's the ISP had still had guns. Of course, they found several people "in possession of" and "in violation of" the FOID rules.
What I told my wife when she said my steel Baby Eagle .45 was heavy, "Heavy is good, heavy is reliable, if it doesn't work you could always hit him with it."-Boris the Blade
HB997 failed today. This time it was down to 64 votes from 67 after giving it to a bunch more of Chicago's nonsense. They have not yet learned that appeasement will not work unless you give them EVERYTHING they want.
Open Carry was never included in the first place. They didn't need our support. Oh, they said give us CC only with no OC and you will be better off, but it was really a half hearted attempt to say support us while we work against you oc freaks.
So, June 9th is getting closer and unless the NRA, ISRA, and " the website that shall not be named " cave to some horrid Chicago style CC only bill, we may actually get open carry in most of Illinois.
Personally I think they are willing to give away not only 4th and 5th amendment " duty to inform " rights, but just about every other right you can think of before this is over. I certainly don't trust them to keep our "container transport" advances. They hate that almost as much as OC.
However, tick, tock, tick tock. 52 days until Open Carry in Illinois.
What got me was that several democrats from the Metro-East area (St. Clair, Madison, & Monroe counties) voted FOR HB997!
This includes Eddie Jackson, Sr., Jerry Costello, Jr., and Dan Beiser. That scares me as I wonder what skullduggery they have planned! Jackson is part of the St. Clair county democratic "machine" (he's from East St. Louis), just elected in '09, and he's opposing the "powers-that-be"??
51 and counting!!
Last edited by JTHunter; 04-19-2013 at 04:49 PM.
The Daily Herald reports gun rights activists note the dangerous alternative if lawmakers can't pass a concealed carry law by the June 9 deadline: Gun owners would be allowed to have a gun on them without any restrictions or prior training.
Why is the NRA trying to make these outrageous deals? 10 hrs of training? cost $100??? Get your butt involved to insure NOTHING passes and then you can carry as you please.
I would love to see the combination of those who hate carry with those who love Liberty defeating every proposal so that, on June 9, there is no law against carry in IL!
Today just drips with irony!
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NRA are not gun rights activists, they are paid lobbyists. They couldn't care less about rights, they are interested in privileges that will bring in a steady diet of money from the training they push. They have been behind the very proposals in the past that they are now against, because WE raised a fuss, and stopped our membership with them, and they know why we did.
Originally Posted by Primus
46 days and counting.
On April 19, 2013 it was re-referred to the Rules Committee.
I looked at the engrossed bill with amendment 9 merged into it, http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext...ID=12&Session=
On page 5, line 8, it says:
I understand that this is licensed carry, but it does not seem to differentiate between Open Carry or Concealed Carry. Why are so many postings suggesting that it will not allow Open Carry?8 (a-5) The Department is authorized to issue licenses to
9 carry a handgun under this Act. A license shall permit the
10 licensee to:
11 (1) carry a loaded or unloaded handgun on or about his
12 or her person, concealed or otherwise;
13 (2) keep or carry a loaded or unloaded handgun on or
14 about his or her person when in a vehicle; and
15 (3) keep a loaded or unloaded handgun openly or
16 concealed in a vehicle.
The only differentiation I found was in only allowing concealed carry on public transportation...
Pages 31 and 32 deals with Home rule Preemption by the state:
This is in page 23 & 24, subsection 70(b) the above exception to the home rule preemption:25 Section 95. Home rule preemption. The regulation and
HB0997 Engrossed - 32 - LRB098 04070 RLC 34093 b
1 licensing of firearms, including their possession, carrying,
2 transportation, or the issuance of licenses to carry concealed
3 firearms, is an exclusive power and function of the State.
4 Except as provided in subsection (b) of Section 70, a home rule
5 unit shall not regulate the possession, carrying, or
6 transportation of firearms, their components or accessories,
7 or ammunition by a person licensed under this Act. A home rule
8 unit shall not require registration of firearms, regulate the
9 number of firearms, or make any other requirements or
10 regulations of a person licensed under this Act. This Section
11 is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article
12 VII of the Illinois Constitution on the exercise by home rule
13 units of powers and functions exercised by the State. Any unit
14 of local government that violates this Section shall be liable
15 for all costs, fees, and damages to anyone impacted by any rule
16 or ordinance.
11 (b) A municipality, county, or school district may prohibit
12 or limit licensees from carrying a firearm into or within any
13 building or portion of any building owned, leased, or
14 controlled by the municipality, county, or school district by a
15 majority vote of the members of its legislative body or
16 governing board. The resolution, ordinance, or policy shall not
17 prohibit a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm into or
18 within any building used for public housing; into or within any
19 publicly-accessible restroom or rest stop; into, within, or on
20 any bridge, tunnel, overpass, underpass, elevated walkway, or
21 other structure used as a public right of way; or into or
22 within any publicly-accessible parking facility. The
23 resolution, ordinance, or policy shall not prohibit a licensee
24 from carrying a concealed firearm in a public transportation
25 facility or while accessing the services of a public
26 transportation agency, including while traveling via public
HB0997 Engrossed - 24 - LRB098 04070 RLC 34093 b
1 transportation. For purposes of this Section, "public
2 transportation agency" means a public or private agency, or any
3 combination thereof, that provides for the transportation or
4 conveyance of persons by means available to the general public,
5 except taxicabs, livery cabs, or limousines. Violators of the
6 resolution or ordinance may be removed from the premises and
7 assessed a civil fine of up to $100.
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And it is that "public transportation" clause that is causing some of the current trouble.
Both Shicago and St. Louis' "Metro" are adamantly against carry on their services. While I am (thankfully) unfamiliar with Shicago public transportation, undoubtedly there are areas (like through East St. Louis, IL) where it is "unwise" to go at the best of times. Missouri already has carry, but not St. Louis City as there is no statewide preemption (as I understand it).
Last edited by JTHunter; 04-27-2013 at 10:46 PM.
What kind of reciprocity (if any) was in the bill that got shot down?
"Somebody ever tries to kill you, you try and kill em right back!" - Captain Malcolm Reynolds
There was something about recognition of several states Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin and a few others that require range training. The requirement on HB997 for 10 hours of training came about because some reps said they would vote for the bill if it was increased to that. Before that it was 8 hours, NRA basic pistol etc. Those reps lied asked for even more, like one gun a month legislation I understand and so the bill didn't pass. There is a possibility a senate bill almost identical to HB997 might pass. I say might!.
Crossing my fingers that no bills are passed. They will keep trying after Constitutional Carry becomes the rule by the court, but by then people will already be open carrying. And Illinois will see that it is not a disaster looming and hopefully accept it. Then a reasonable bill can be passed that will protect everybody's right and allow for a permit for those that choose it over constitutional carry.
Originally Posted by Primus
I hope so.
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