Milhiser Speaks on Concealed Carry Enforcement
As several state's attorneys throughout the state announce they'll no longer prosecute concealed carry cases, we sat down with Sangamon County State's Attorney John Milhiser to find out why he hasn't spoken up about the issue.
Milhiser told us because the federal court mandate for a concealed carry law in Illinois has not gone into effect yet, the decision is not final.
He added it is time for concealed carry in Illinois, but he thinks uniformity across the state is important so law-abiding citizens have guidelines.
"As state's attorney in Sangamon County, I respect the role of the courts to determine which laws are constitutional and not constitutional," Milhiser said. "I also respect the role of the legislature in establishing those laws. And my role is to enforce the laws."
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The general assembly sent Gov. Pat Quinn a bill that would legalize concealed carry last month. He has yet to sign it into law.
The state has until July 9 to have a law on the books .