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Edwards County State’s Attorney announces refusal to charge FOID holders for concealed carry

August 21, 2012

Edwards County State’s Attorney Mike Valentine.
Photo courtesy disclosurenewsonline.com

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) –

A prosecutor in Southern Illinois won’t enforce the state’s ban on carrying loaded, concealed handguns and other state’s attorneys may soon announce the same policy.

State’s Attorney Mike Valentine said he believes it’s unconstitutional for Illinois to prohibit people from carrying loaded firearms in public. If you’re otherwise law-abiding, he told Political Editor Mike Flannery by telephone, you won’t face charges for packing heat in Edwards County.

Valentine said that, since he took office in 2008, no one’s been prosecuted for peacefully carrying loaded firearms around Edwards County, population 6,000.

2 Responses to Edwards County State’s Attorney announces refusal to charge FOID holders for concealed carry

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