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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Location Restrictions in Illinois.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 26 November
Other Location Restrictions in Illinois
Illinois generally prohibits the possession of a firearm in or on the real property of a public park, courthouse, any conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by a public transportation agency, or on any public way within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising any school, public park, courthouse or public transportation facility.
Illinois also prohibits the carrying or possession of firearms in any location licensed to sell alcoholic beverages or at any public gathering held pursuant to a license issued by any governmental body or any public gathering at which an admission is charged, excluding a place where a showing, demonstration or lecture involving the exhibition of unloaded firearms is conducted.
Illinois has no specific statutory gun possession prohibitions in or at:
- Places of worship;
- Sports arenas;
- Gambling facilities; or
- Polling places…
Certain firearms violations, including carrying concealed weapons, use of silencers, sawed-off shotguns, and machine guns, are subject to enhanced penalties when committed in or within 1,000 feet of a school, public park or courthouse…
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