McLean County State's Attorney on concealed carry

By Joe Bennett

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM CDT

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill -- In his first week since taking office, McLean County State's Attorney Jason Chambers is clear with his stance on concealed carry.

Former McLean County State's Attorney Ron Dozier said in August he would not prosecute certain violations of the concealed gun ban in Illinois.

Jason Chambers says Dozier's suggestion was politically motivated, not legally motivated. Chambers says whatever his opinion on legislation, he will not alter the system of checks and balances in the legal system.

"We're not talking about just one amendment here," said Chambers. "We're talking about the entire Constitution and the entire system of government that we have where it's our state and federal government that establishes the laws, and I'm not comfortable throwing that system out."

For anyone who is curious, Chambers says he is for a concealed carry law in the state. However, he says he will leave it up to the legislatures to make changes while he enforces the laws that currently exist.

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