Concealed Carry in Illinois
- The McLean County State’s Attorney went on record last week of announcing he would not prosecute people charge with weapons violations that directly are in conflict with the Second Amendment.
Edwards County State’s Attorney Michael Valentine said he agrees with the stance taken by Ronald Dozier.
“I have to commend Ron for his public stance,” said Valentine. “He said at the State’s Attorney’s conference earlier this year he was planning to make public the fact the State is in conflict with the Second Amendment.”
Given the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the amendment allows people the right to carry arms, either openly or concealed, Dozier said the State of Illinois, by being the only state to deny concealed carry, is out of step with the rest of the country. He added his office will not prosecute those people charged with possession just because they do not have a FOID card.
He also is circulating a petition expressing the General Assembly reverse its stance and adopt concealed carry.
“I think it does go against the (U.S.) Constitution,” said Valentine of the state’s stance. “I agree and commend Ron for his stance.”
It is a stance, the non prosecution of non-violent firearm violations such as FOID violations, unlawful use of weapons that conflict with federal policy, that Valentine’s office, as well as many in the region, carry out, just not as vocally as Dozier.
“It’s a policy I know several counties in Illinois, including Edwards, now follow,” he said.
So instead of Rahm, Madigan and the rest of the anti-gun people running the state from Chicago, correct thinking State's Attorneys will disregard portions of the law that are so completely out of step with not only the country, but vast swaths of Illinois itself that aren't near Chicago and Cook County.
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