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Category: Illinois Concealed Carry FAQ

What’s your Summer/Winter Carry?

As the weather shifts, it is inevitable, conversations will shift to “How do you carry? What do you carry?” etc… But are those the proper questions to be asking? You may have heard it said, “Beware the man who only owns one gun. He probably knows how to use it.”  I shall put it another…

Can I shoot if ___?

“When can I shoot?” or “Can I shoot if?” This is what I refer to as the “What if” game. As a concealed carry instructor it is inevitable a student will ask, “Can I shoot…” followed by some random scenario that has maybe happened to them or they may have seen on recent media. The…

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Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine during Home Invasion Scenario

Illinois law doesn’t contain language for “Stand your Ground”, nor for “Castle Doctrine. Illinois has Justified Use of Force Exhortation and case law to back of the interpretations of that law. In the below video, the USCCA attorney discusses Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine during a home invasion. In the Alpha Koncepts concealed carry…

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Concealed Firearms and Marijuana in Illinois

Illinois has legalized marijuana and caused many questions for concealed carry licensees in Illinois. Can I carry a concealed firearm while under the influence of marijuana? How much marijuana may I transport while carrying a concealed firearm? Will Marijuana use void my Illinois Concealed Carry License? As you may recall from your concealed carry license…

What to Say to 911 After a Self-Defense Incident

If you’re ever involved in a self-defense incident, you need to know what to say during your 911 call. In this week’s “Ask an Attorney” video, criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve answers this frequently asked question from responsible gun owners: “What am I supposed to say on my call to 911 if I’m ever involved…