State Police remind citizens that current concealed carry law has been extended

By WEEK Reporter

State Police remind citizens that current concealed carry law has been extended

June 7, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 10:59 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois State Police issued a public safety advisory on Friday telling Illinois citizens that the current concealed carry law has been extended to July 9.

A concealed carry bill has been passed by both the Illinois House and Senate, but has not been signed by Governor Pat Quinn into law.

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals extended the time for the current law to remain in place until July 9 or when a new law goes into effect.

Current Illinois law prohibits the carrying of an immediately accessible or loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle regardless of whether it is concealed.

The ISP says that the advisory is in response to numerous inquiries from citizens.

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