The State of Illinois enacted a concealed carry law which allows individuals to carry a firearm in Illinois. The “Firearm Concealed Carry Act” link provides additional general information as well as answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new law. In addition to providing the regulations by which the individuals can carry a firearm, the law also allowed certain municipalities to enact a ban on assault type weapons.
The Village of Libertyville has taken no action on such a ban, based upon a number of factors including the ten day time frame enacted by the legislature during which municipalities would have to enact the ban (and which did not allow time for a public hearing or Village Board meeting on the issue), as well as a significant legal issue as to whether non-home rule communities such as Libertyville could enact such a ban on assault weapons. Village officials believe that a ban on assault weapons would be much more effective and enforceable at the State of Federal level, and encourages anyone interested in such a ban to contact our local legislators.