WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - More Counties Aren't Enforcing Concealed Carry Ban

More Counties Aren't Enforcing Concealed Carry Ban

MONTICELLO, Ill. (AP) - The roster is growing of counties where prosecutors won't charge people with breaking the state's law banning concealed weapons. 

The Decatur Herald & Review reports that Piatt County State's Attorney Dana Rhoades says she is through prosecuting because a federal court has deemed the state's law unconstitutional. And in Macon County, the paper reports that State's Attorney Jay Scott says people with valid concealed carry permits from another state will be allowed to have concealed weapons in the county. 

Prosecutors in other counties, including Madison, Peoria, Randolph, Tazewell and White counties have already said they won't enforce the law. It's a clear signal of the growing impatience with Gov. Pat Quinn, who has not yet signed a concealed carry bill that state lawmakers approved last month.

See other LocalNews news:

Light Snow Brings Numerous Accidents
Police Beat for Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Former Centralia Man Pleads To Severe Beating To Girlfriend
Rural Salem Man Gets 14 Year Prison Term in Meth Case
Evening of Honors Award Winners Announced




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo