Students in a concealed carry class learned that Illinois defines a concealed firearm as a loaded or unloaded handgun on or about a person. A firearm is concealed if it is completely or mostly concealed.
“If you can see the gun it is not concealed,” said self-defense instructor Scott Shultz. “If it is accidentally visible that is allowed.”
A concealed gun could be revealed when bending over or raising arms above your head, he said.
Training is required to earn the privilege to carry a concealed carry permit.
“In Illinois you need to be 21 years old, and complete the training,” stated Schultz. “The license is only valid for five years.”
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