weapons bans http://wuis.org en Some Municipalities Race To Pass Gun Bans As Deadline Looms http://wuis.org/post/some-municipalities-race-pass-gun-bans-deadline-looms <p></p><p>It could be months before law-abiding gun owners can get a permit to carry a handgun in public.&nbsp; But a separate provision of Illinois’ new concealed carry law has already taken effect.&nbsp;</p><p>Beginning July 19, communities lose the ability to enact local restrictions on firearms. &nbsp;Those ordinances that are already in place will remain valid, while any future controls would have to be approved by the legislature.</p><p>WUIS Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky&nbsp;gives the local gun control issue some historical context in this report:</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:30:19 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5983 at http://wuis.org Some Municipalities Race To Pass Gun Bans As Deadline Looms