Since enactment of the state concealed carry legislation, House Bill 183, Illinois localities have been attempting to pass so-called “assault weapon” bans.  House Bill 183 contains comprehensive preemption of handgun-related local ordinances for anyone with a FOID card and reserves regulation of all laws relating to the concealed carrying of handguns to the state.  It also provides protections to those traveling with firearms by providing comprehensive preemption of local ordinances as applied to individuals with a FOID card who are transporting firearms in compliance with all state regulations.  

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