Last week, Madison County’s State’s Attorney announced he would not prosecute FOID cardholders carrying concealed firearms.
This week, Randolph County’s SA made a similar announcement.
Who is next?
Chester, IL (Rudolph County Herald Tribune) — In a prepared statement today, Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker announced effective immediately, “the Randolph County State’s Attorney’s Office is announcing responsible, law-abiding citizens will finally be able to exercise their constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in Randolph County.”
“In May I spoke with the Randolph County Police Association and indicated I would give the legislature and the governor until June 9 (the date mandated by the Federal Appellate Court) to give citizens the opportunity to carry concealed weapons,” Walker said.
“June 9 has come and gone with no resolution. Accordingly, I feel it is time to act.”
Walker said the following guidelines will be given to all local police agencies regarding people who wish to carry concealed weapons:
- The person must have a valid Firearm Owners Identification Cars (FOID);
- The person must not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under any Court Order or Statute;
- The firearm must be concealed on the person, or in a vehicle;
- The person must not be engaged in any criminal conduct;
- If stopped by a police officer, the person must immediately notify the officer if he or she is carrying a weapon;
- The person may not carry a weapon in the courthouse, any school or any church.