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A deadline is fast approaching for lawmakers to pass a concealed-carry measure in Illinois. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and others are making plans in case the deadline passes without action by the General Assembly.

If no concealed-carry law is passed by June 9, anyone with a state Firearm Identification card could carry a concealed gun. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy are coming up with plans of action if Springfield does not agree on a new law.

Dart says he is not optimistic state lawmakers will find common ground by June 9. And that means, barring court intervention, that the State of Illinois would revert to what is called constitutional carry. In other words, if you have a FOID card, you could buy a gun and carry it in full view — not hidden under clothing, but open carry. The sheriff says that’s too much a dose of the Wild West, and if the state doesn’t act, the Cook County Board should.

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