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05-17-2013, 04:13 AM
Not sure if this website, USACARRY (http://www.usacarry.com/) has been passed around on here but a co-worker showed me this website. has a very good breakdown of the reciprocity states as well as the look of each of the states different types of CCW permits. and while your lookin at the reciprocity map (http://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html)notic e which state is the only one that doesn't issue permits at all.

Just thought this was a nice little site that had lots of good info.

Gas Man
05-17-2013, 08:44 AM
Yeah that site is a great source... I've used it before. Great link!!

05-17-2013, 02:46 PM
The SCOTUS has given Illinois until June or July, can't recall which, to reverse the law calling it unconstitutional. Be interesting to see what, if anything, they do. They also told Shitcago to fix their represive and illegal gun laws, but the city keeps skirting it and finding new ways.

05-27-2013, 09:18 AM
The Illinois House just passed a gun bill that will legalize concealed carry. They are under federal judicial orders to get things fixed by June 9. I understand this bill also has a pre-emption clause, which will nullify all of Shitcago's assinine gun laws, and will provide reciprocity for EVERY state.

It has to pass the Senate yet and be signed by the Governor, who doesn't like the bill, of course. When it passed the House the vote was 85-30, not sure how many they need to be veto-proof.

05-29-2013, 01:30 AM
Tim, thanks for sharing that, good info.

06-01-2013, 08:47 AM
Ill. Legislature passes concealed carry law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois would become the last state in the nation to allow the public possession of concealed firearms with a bill approved Friday by the state Legislature.

A 89-28 vote by the Illinois House on Friday —the last day before lawmakers adjourn their spring session— sealed a hard-fought compromise worked out after a federal appeals court ordered in December that Illinois drop its ban by June 9.

The legislation now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat who has not indicated whether he'll sign it.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in December that Illinois' ban on the public possession of concealed weapons is unconstitutional. All 49 other states allow concealed carry, though some have stricter regulations than others.

Illinois' compromise measure reflected the division between gun rights advocates across the state and gun control supporters in Chicago, which is battling a surge in gang violence and murders since last year.

An early proposal to allow for concealed carry sought to eliminate all local gun ordinances, including Chicago's ban on assault weapons. But that provision was opposed by Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other Chicago Democrats.

The negotiated settlement approving concealed carry would allow local governments to retain their own rules. But it would block them from creating new rules for transporting guns and assault weapons restrictions.

Sen. Kwame Raoul, a Chicago Democrat and supporter of tighter restrictions, conceded ground on carrying guns in establishments that serve alcohol. Residents would be allowed to carry guns into restaurants and other business that serve alcohol if liquor comprises no more than 50 percent of their sales.

Chicago Democrats would have gotten all of what they requested in terms of specific gun-free zones, including mass transit buses and trains, schools, other government buildings, parks, hospitals and street festivals.

But Rep. Brandon Phelps, a southern Illinois Democrat who sponsored the House proposal, was able to keep in a provision making automobiles a "safe harbor" — meaning a secured gun could be kept in a car, even if it's parked in a prohibited place.

http://news.yahoo.com/ill-legislatur...212037634.html (http://news.yahoo.com/ill-legislature-passes-concealed-carry-law-212037634.html)

So, no reciprocity. You can keep your gun unloaded and secured in your vehicle. Also, it looks like there are enough votes for this to be veto proof, so even if the governor doesn't sign, it'll still become law. Chicago keeps their AWB and a lot of places they can't carry. Not a great law, but a good start for a state that's been passin draconian gun laws for years. I'll bet Rham Emanuel's head is about to pop off!