Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned lawmakers in Springfield won’t meet a deadline to pass a concealed carry law in Illinois. So, he’s proposing his own.
Dart’s proposal would give him the power to approve or deny licenses to carry concealed guns in Cook County. Applicants would also pay a $300 fee for a license.
He says it would only go into effect, if state lawmakers fail to reach an agreement.
The General Assembly has been locked in a stalemate since an appeals court ruled Illinois’ concealed carry ban was unconstitutional.
If no legislation is passed by June 9, concealed carry will go into effect in Illinois without any regulations.