From KFVS Illinois Concealed Carry On Target By Rachel Gartner
People in Illinois will soon be allowed to pack heat in public legally. The state passed a concealed carry law in July 2013 following a court’s decision that said a ban on concealed weapons was unconstitutional. Representatives with the Illinois State Police say authorities will start accepting applications on Sunday. Officials with the state police say they predict nearly half-a-million gun owners will apply for these licenses. Local officials will have the authority to object to an application.
Questions for Consideration
How do you feel about the Concealed and carry law? In what ways do you think this law can contribute to or decrease gun violence? Carrying guns is not allowed by the law, in places such as libraries, parks, and mass transit buses and trains. How can the enforcement of the law work effectively in some places as opposed to others? What are some scenarios that might warrant someone using their concealed weapon? What are alternatives to using a firearm when in imminent danger?
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