The Sangamon County States Attorney says he will prosecute anyone for carrying a concealed weapon, if the gun was used in crime. Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser says the cases that come across his desk rarely involve someone just carrying a handgun.
“And in frankly we see very few reports where it’s strictly a UUW, unlawful use of a weapon charge. There typically is another charge such as an armed robbery, or there are drugs involve or some other criminal activity other than just a gun on a person,” said Milhiser
Nearly a dozen Illinois states attorneys say they won’t prosecute concealed carry offenses.
“One thing that is very important here is that Illinois have a conceal carry law, and there be some uniformity so an Individual knows law abiding citizens, who have a right to carry and protect themselves know what the law is what the requirements are not have to then look when they go each different county what the requirement are within that County.” said Milhiser. “And that’s the problem with doing a kind of hodgepodge each county making that decision.”
Governor Quinn has until July 9th to sign the bill, otherwise constitutional carry could go into effect, giving people the right to carry a gun in public with very few restrictions.