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Evanston Police Offering No Firearm Signs to Businesses

Business owners who don't want firearms on their property can pick up the limited number of signs at the police department.

Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
The following is from the Evanston Police Department:

In 2014, the new Illinois Concealed Carry Law went into effect allowing individuals who possess a valid Concealed Carry License issued by the Illinois State Police to carry a concealed handgun in non-prohibited locations.

Locations that are not prohibited by the new law can become prohibited if a designated sign is posted conspicuously at the entrance to a location by a private property owner or by a person controlling the property, as long as the building or property is not a private residence.

The sign shown in this media release [see above] is the approved designated sign by the Illinois State Police and must be 4 inches X 6 inches in size.

The Evanston Police Department currently has a limited number of the approved signs that are available to Evanston businesses at the police service desk. Business members may come to the police service desk located at the Evanston Police Department 1454 Elmwood Ave. and receive a sign free of charge after providing the business address where the sign will be posted.  Questions regarding the Illinois concealed carry law can be directed to the media relations office of the Evanston Police Department at(847)866-5026.

Informed April 10, 2014 at 07:34 AM
Why don't you just hand out signs that say "CRIME SPREE WELCOME HERE"?
Tantor April 10, 2014 at 07:02 PM
PoliceOne, the largest organization of police officers in the U.S., asked its members: "What would help most in preventing large-scale shootings in public?" Their most frequent answer, with 30 percent support, was "more permissive concealed carry policies for civilians." Maybe EPD knows better. Their actions vs the Evanston gangs, er..."families" is sure working. But as researcher John Lott has observed, "Civilian concealed carry permit holders have prevented potential mass public shootings in America. Shooting massacres that were stopped before police arrived include schools in such places as Pearl, Miss., and Edinboro, Pa., and at colleges like the Appalachian Law School in Virginia. Attacks were stopped in busy downtowns such as Memphis; churches such as the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.; at malls in Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City; at an apartment building in Oklahoma. And in none of those cases did a permit holder accidentally shoot a bystander."

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