Carbondale to reconsider gun transportation codes
...brought to attention during discussion of Senate Bill 2104
After being pegged as a city with restrictive firearm transportation laws, Carbondale will reconsider its codes as they refer to the transportation of guns.
Three clarifying clauses could be added to the city ordinances as they pertain to the carrying of firearms and will bring the city in line with State of Illinois protocol. The original 1973 Carbondale city code prohibited the carrying of a concealed firearm in a vehicle. In 1989, the code was rewritten based on state law, but omitted exceptions to the rule.
The council will consider Tuesday the exceptions unintentionally left out in 1989 - that weapons must be broken down in a non-functioning state; or are not immediately accessible; or are unloaded and enclosed in a case or other container, by a person who possess a valid FOID card.
Looks like we are making some headway here.