A local prosecutor is being told by the Illinois State Police that they will still be enforcing the state's current unlawful use of a weapon statute in all jurisdictions. This comes a day after Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said his office will no longer prosecute anyone under the state law banning concealed guns because a federal court has struck down the law.
Gibbons says anyone in Madison County with a valid state gun owners ID card can carry a concealed weapon. The Illinois State Police disagree and say that while Gov. Quinn contemplates a concealed carry bill on his desk, anyone violating the current law will be arrested. That may be a moot point, however, since if it happend in Madison County, Gibbons has stated he will not prosecute such cases as long as the alleged offender has followed a strict set of guidelines.