Illinois concealed-carry law enacted
Illinois is now the 50th state to allow people to carry concealed handguns.
The state General Assembly overrode governor Pat Quinn’s effort to modify a concealed-carry bill, and enacted its original bill; but it will take six months to create a screening and application process to weed out criminals and people with mental problems who want gun permits.
The first concealed-carry permits probably won’t be issued until next spring; until then, concealed-carry is still illegal.
Guns will still be banned in schools, parks, government buildings, on public transit and in businesses where alcohol accounts for more than half of sales.