Wednesday, January 27, 2016

(HB 4547 & SB 3170) Concealed Carry while Hunting Bill Introduced in Illinois

Concealed Carry while Hunting Bill Introduced in Illinois

Those that are valid concealed carry holders in Illinois may be able to carry their firearms while deer hunting.  Representative David Reis, (Republican - Olney, Illinois) introduced new legislation.  This has been an ongoing debate since concealed carry has come to Illinois.  If this sounds familiar a similar bill HB 346 was introduced and sat in the Judiciary Committee collecting dust.

HB 4547 - Hunting - Handguns

Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that a person with a valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, or an off-duty law enforcement official or officer, may carry a handgun on or about his or her person while hunting. Effective immediately.

The bill was filed on January 27, 2016 and if approved by the legislature and governor the bill would take effect immediately.

Update: Senate Version Introduced

On February 19, 2016 Senator Bill Brady (Republican, Bloomington, Illinois) introduced a similar bill - SB3170


Continue to check back with Capitol Outdoors as we monitor this and other bills for you.

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