Illinois Supreme Court ruled on February 1st that barring firearms near public parks is unconstitutional. Those with concealed carry are now able to carry a weapon within 1000 feet of public parks.
“…At issue in this appeal is the constitutionality of section 24-1(a) (4), (c) (1.5) of the unlawful use of a weapon (UUW) statute (720 ILCS 5/24-1(a) (4), (c) (1.5) (West 2012)), which, in pertinent part, prohibits an individual from carrying or possessing a firearm within 1000 feet of a public park…
“[W]e affirm the circuit court’s judgment vacating defendant’s Class 3 felony conviction of UUW in violation of section 24-1(a)(4), (c)(1.5) within 1000 feet of a public park, which we find to be unconstitutional. We vacate the circuit court’s judgment to the extent that it declared portions of section 24-1(a)(4), (c)(1.5) of the UUW statute not at issue in this case unconstitutional…”
For the ruling, click here.