Concealed Carry
7:55 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Tougher Penalties For Guns In Schools?

Rep. Deborah Conroy wants to amend the concealed carry act to increase penalties for gun owners who bring firearms into schools.

The proposal:

Rep. Deborah Conroy
Rep. Deborah Conroy
Credit ilga.gov

"Provides that a licensee who knowingly carries a firearm on or into a building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public or private pre-school, elementary or secondary school, college, or university is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense."

The measure has been sent to the firearms subcommittee.