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Understanding Illinois Preemption for Gun Owners

As with all things related to being a gun owner in Illinois, it is like tiptoeing through a minefield. Understanding the Preemption clauses in the Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing Act as well as the Firearm Owners Identification Act is no different. Many people understand that there is preemption in Illinois law, but don’t understand what …

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Concealed Carry Ban in Cook County Forest Preserves Ruled Unconstitutional

In 2021 a federal judge ruled that the ban on concealed carry in the Cook County forest preserves is unconstitutional.  The Judge did give a stay on enforcement of his ruling, meaning the unconstitutional ban was allowed to be enforced for several months. The state legislature missed the deadline to revise their ban, though they …

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