A week ago, you might have gotten away with carrying a concealed weapon in Sangamon County… but not now.
Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser said last month that he would not bring charges against people under the state’s concealed carry ban, which remained on the books despite being ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
But now that ban has been replaced with a law that allows people to carry firearms… but only with a state permit. And those permits won’t be issued for months.
Milhiser says he’s glad the legislature enacted that law… but warns that people must obey that law, including the permit requirement, or face prosecution.