Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County

People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago…

People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to the authors of the proposal.

The legislation is aimed at balancing the desire of many gun owners to have a statewide concealed carry permit and avoid running into a patchwork of local laws throughout the state that could be confusing for law enforcement and for gun owners.

It is an attempt to recognize the various “sensitivities” about guns in high-density populations like Chicago and suburban Cook, said Sen. Kwame Raoul, a South Side Democrat.

Read more at The Chicago Tribune

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