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Your Source for Illinois Concealed Carry Information.
If you are looking for answers to
- The Illinois CCW law
- The right holster to use
- What gun to carry
- Where to find quality training classes
Then you have come to the right place.
So read on, Illinois and follow the progress here. Our goal is to serve the residents of Illinois and do our part to uphold the Second Amendment. This website is for you.
Illinois Concealed Carry
UPDATE: the House and Senate have finally passed HB183 – no thanks to the Governor. Overriding Quinn’s veto on July 9th, Illinois officially became the last state in the union to allow concealed carry by its residents. While the bill is not the strictest in the nation, it is not the loosest, either. A true compromise that a super majority could agree on.
The implementation and subsequent changes are what we have to watch for now.
– Story of the Month –
Illinois has become the final state of the Union to allow concealed carry. For one 53 year old Chicago resident, it was not a moment too late. A gentleman was attacked outside his home by two men wearing hoodies to cowardly cover their identity. As a concealed firearm holder, the man was able to protect himself against the two attackers. Chicago police have determined that the permit holder used his gun in self-defense.
At 2:40 in the morning the man was walking from his garage to the front of his house when the perpetrators approached him. The men appeared suddenly and one of them pulled out a handgun from his waistband. The gunman pointed the gun at the homeowner. The situation was quickly escalating and the homeowner knew he was in direct danger. Because of this, he drew his concealed firearm and fired several shots at the men. The two potential attackers fled the scene.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
“The man had a valid firearm owner’s identification card, a valid concealed carry permit and police were able to determine that he had completed a required concealed carry class and was properly trained, the responding policman said. The man is not facing charges as police search for the two males, described as a tall male and a short male. Those two face charges.”