SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Dec. 29, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Illinois House would expand concealed carry reciprocity in the state and foster an environment more hostile to federal gun control.
Rep. David Reis (R-Olney) introduced House Bill 4183 (HB4183) on Dec. 14. The legislation would expand conceal carry reciprocity by amending the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act to allow for non-resident license applications from any state or territory of the United States that requires firearm training and a background check of an applicant for a license to carry concealed firearms. Under the current law, applicants for a non-resident license must live in a state that has laws related to firearm ownership, possession, and carrying, that are substantially similar to the requirements to obtain a license in Illinois.
Passage of HB4183 would significantly expand the number of non-residents legally allowed to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois.
Expansion of concealed carry reciprocity at the state level provides an alternative to national solutions with accompanying federal control.
A bill to require national concealed carry reciprocity is making its way through Congress. The federal government does not have the constitutional authority to mandate reciprocity, and as we’ve …
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