By Heartland News
SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State Representative John Bradley's conceal carry legislation becomes one step closer to becoming a law.
On Wednesday, a committee approved the bill but it still has some big steps to take.
Illinois is one of only two states that does not allow some form of carrying a concealed firearm.
Bradley's bill, dubbed the Family and Personal Protection Act, sets forth a strict series of qualifications for concealed carry permits, requiring training and restricting unfit applicants, primarily criminals and mental patients.
In addition, House Bill 245 would not allow concealed firearms inside police stations, prisons, government offices, courthouses, bars, airports, schools, riverboats, amusement parks, arenas, stadiums and churches.