Concealed Carry



A gun owner whose lawsuit spurred the Illinois concealed carry law that took effect this week is asking a federal court to allow the public possession of firearms immediately.
 
Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association filed a motion for an injunction Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for southern Illinois. Shepard's motion says gun owners should not have to wait to carry because of Illinois lawmakers' "procrastination."
 
A federal appeals court ruled in December that it's unconstitutional for Illinois to continue prohibiting concealed carry. But lawmakers finally adopted a plan Tuesday — the court's deadline. Now the Illinois State Police have six months to set up a system and three months to approve or deny applications after that.
 
The motion notes the ban remains in effect until then.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

On-Air Now
Local Weather
Archive
  Powered By InterTech Media, LLC