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Perry County police preparing to enforce new rules for Illinois residents to carry guns in public. At more than 160 pages long, the new concealed carry law is a lot to learn.

“What locations are prohibited to what’s defined as concealed,” said Perry County Assistant State’s Attorney David Searby.

Perry County, Pinckneyville, and Du Quoin law enforcement departments are taking in the list of rules during seminars designed just for their jobs.

“They need to know when they’re out there enforcing the law what’s legal and what’s not,” said Searby.

Searby is teaching the short class. He spent the last few months going through the legislation. The goal is to give officers a good knowledge of the important basics. That way they can safely patrol and respond to calls.

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