Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Illinois colleges adopt concealed-carry policies

The new Illinois concealed-carry law won’t have much effect on Illinois college campuses, including those in Springfield.

Even concealed-carry permit holders won’t be allowed to carry firearms on college and university campuses.

“The rules remain largely unchanged,” said Don Mitchell, police chief at the University of Illinois Springfield. “It won’t allow someone with a permit to legally carry a gun outside of their vehicle on university property.”

Mitchell said if a permit-holder has a gun in his or her vehicle, the gun must be stored inside the vehicle in a concealed case and can’t be on public view.

The change to campus policy is that the law will allow those with concealed-carry permits to store firearms in vehicles on campus. But they’re not allowed to remove a firearm from their vehicle while on university property.

The story was featured by The State Journal-Register on January 5, 2014.

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