AN ACT concerning firearms.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Familyand Personal Protection Act.Section 5. Legislative declaration. On June 26, 2008 theUnited States Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case ofDistrict of Columbia et al. v. Heller. In that decision, theCourt's majority stated "Putting all of these textual elementstogether, we find that they guarantee the individual right topossess and carry weapons in case of confrontation."The General Assembly finds, in keeping with the Hellerdecision, that as a matter of public policy it is necessary toprovide statewide uniform standards for issuing permits tocarry concealed firearms and that no person who does notqualify under the provisions of this Act receives a permit tocarry concealed firearms. The General Assembly recognizes thatit already regulates the use and possession of concealedfirearms under Sections 24-1 and 24-1.6 of the Criminal Code of1961 and that the regulation of concealed firearms is anexclusive Statewide function. The General Assembly does notdelegate to the county sheriff the authority to regulate orrestrict the issuing of concealed firearms permits provided for1234567891011121314151617181920212223HB0148 LRB097 02774 RLC 42796 b