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Forby seeks to protect 2nd Amendment rights for active duty military

forby 051716SPRINGFIELD – A measure sponsored by State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) that would allow non-resident military members stationed in Illinois to obtain a concealed-carry license was passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Forby, who was the Senate sponsor on the concealed-carry legislation that was signed into law in 2013, has been a strong voice on 2nd Amendment rights in Illinois.

“This is an important bill to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of active military members stationed in Illinois,” said Forby. “These individuals come from all over the United States and they work to protect our freedoms. These are responsible individuals who we trust to protect our country. We shouldn’t be telling them they cannot have access to rights given to other people in Illinois.”

Currently non-residents may only apply for a non-resident concealed-carry license if he or she is from a state that has firearms laws that are substantially similar to Illinois firearms laws. This measure would make it so active duty military members would be able to apply regardless of their home state’s laws.

The measure, Senate Bill 553, passed out of the Judiciary Committee and now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

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