Friday, July 10, 2015

Illinois Senate Bill 836 (Public Act 99-0029) became law today, July 10th

Senate Bill 836 Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. The State Police will begin implementing SB 836 on Monday, July 13, 2015. 

Short Summary of the Firearms Concealed Carry Act:

1. Limits the waiver of privacy rights regarding the concealed carry application to only those records pertinent to obtaining a concealed carry license.

2. Clarifies that if a concealed carry licensee presents their ICCL during a law enforcement investigative stop that it is presumed they are carrying a firearm.

3. Clarifies the definition of a "mental disability" as it pertains to persons seeking a concealed carry license.

4. Eliminates the requirement that a licensee unload his or her firearm when storing or retrieving a firearm from the trunk of their vehicle.

5. Provides that Emergency Service personnel may ask anyone lawfully carrying a firearm to secure the firearm for the duration of the contact.

6. Changes mental health reporting requirements.

7. Allows the use of a concealed carry license when purchasing firearms or ammunition.

8. Allows concealed carry licensees to possess firearms and ammunition without being in physical possession of their FOID card.

9. Changes the FOID Act to ensure that non-resident competitors may purchase firearms and ammunition at events held at the World Shooting Complex.
Criminal Code:

10. Eliminates a contradiction between Concealed Carry Act and the criminal definition of unlawful use of weapon.

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1 comment:

  1. An Interesting Commentary on the Right to Carry:

    “On July 3rd, former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and husband Chuck de Caro exercised their right of armed self-defense to stop a gun-wielding robber that forced his way into their Albuquerque, N.M. motel room. Espousing a straightforward logic that even gun control supporters should be able to grasp, Russell stated, ‘If you don’t want to carry please don’t. Then, shut the f--k up about it. Make your own decisions. The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous. As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves. I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns. The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits.’”