Will County Committee Supports Concealed Carry Law
A resolution endorsing the controversial measure will now go to the full board for voting on March 21.
A Will County Board committee approved a resolution endorsing concealed carry in Illinois in a 4-1 vote, Sun-Times Media reports.
Supporters claim the committee’s vote will send a message to Springfield as they work on drafting a new conceal carry law to meet a June 9 court deadline.
Sheriff Paul Kaupas says he supports concealed carry “with limitations,” including background checks and classroom instruction on gun safety.
“Forty-nine states have it,” he said. “Illinois doesn’t. And I can safely say the 49 states that have it have a lot less problems than Illinois does.”
The advisory resolution will now move to the full board for a March 21 vote.
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