Illinois businesses must display signs to prevent guns on property

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 6:48 PM

(KMOV) -- Illinois residents have just begun applying for licenses to carry concealed weapons, and police say businesses who do not want firearms on their premises must display a sign.

“If you do not want people carrying firearms into your Illinois located business or building, you MUST post the (sign seen above), no less than 6 inches long and no less than 4 inches tall in a conspicuous location,” The Shiloh Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.

Lawmakers have already begun tinkering with the new law. Legislators have introduced bills to increase penalties for carrying guns where they’re not allowed; punish instructors who don’t carry out training; and lower the legal age for carrying.

Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow concealed carry last July. It allows anyone with 16 hours of training to pay a $150 fee to get a license.

Villa Park Democratic Rep. Deborah Conroy wants to increase criminal penalties for taking a gun into a school. Republican State Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein wants instructors who commit fraud to go to jail.

The Associated Press attributed to this report

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