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New IL law passed to expand concealed carry rights

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

A bill has been passed to expand second amendment rights to Illinois residents.

“Two years ago we passed concealed carry in Illinois finally putting an end to the state unjustly infringing on the constitution,” said state Rep. Brandon Phelps.  “We acted and passed a bill that allows Southern Illinois residents to practice their second amendment rights and now we’re working to improve upon that first major step.”

Under the new law, an appeals process is created for some residents who are denied a firearm owners identification (FOID) card. 

Residents will also no longer be required to present their FOID cards when purchasing ammunition, now only needing to have their concealed carry license with them.

The bill also would allow a carrier to store a loaded gun in the trunk of a vehicle.

Under current law, people must unload the gun in the car before placing it in the trunk. 

In addition, the bill allows emergency personnel and peace officers the right to secure a gun carrier's firearms if they believe safety is threatened.

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