Shelby County Residents Now Allowed to Carry Guns

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Published on June 27 2013 4:13 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

People in Shelby County are now allowed to carry guns if they have a valid FOID card.

Shelby County Sheriff Mike Miller said they won't prosecute law-abiding gun owners for something that the courts have called unconstitutional.

Shelby joins nearly a dozen counties in giving people their Second Amendment right, but Miller points out that concealed carry is still illegal in most parts of the state, so anyone who plans to travel should phone ahead to their destination and see what the gun laws are there.  He urges residents to follow the law wherever they are.

Governor Quinn has until July 9 to take action on the concealed carry bill.