Things You Should Know About Concealed Carry!

  1. 1. If you want to keep people from bringing guns into your home, you must either tell them not to bring guns in, or post a state- approved  sign on the door. If you want to keep guns out of your place of business, you must post signs at the doors. You can download the signs at . Some towns are giving away no-gun window stickers. Urge your local government to make the stickers available. 
  2. 2. State Senator Don Harmon (D - Oak Park) has introduced SB2669, which  would reverse the "default" position from allowing guns to not allowing on private property. It would change the law so that people would not be able to brings guns into your home or business without first getting permission. Businesses that wish to allow people to carry guns would have to post signs warning teh public that guns were allowed inside. Contact your state representatives and ask them to co-sponsor this bill. you can find your representatives contact information at
  3. 3. Make sure your local government prohibits its employees and contractors from carrying guns while working. Otherwise, meter readers may carry guns into your home, garbage collectors may carry guns onto your property, and crossing guards may carry guns around children.
  4. 4. Before you allow your child to ride ina car pool ask if the driver has a gun. The new law allows people to carry loaded guns in cars with children. 
  5. 5. Before you allow your child to go to a friend's house to play, ask if there are guns in the house. Inchicago's suburbs, one in five houses may contain guns, based on state records. 
  6. 6. Urge your church, synagogue, or other place of worship to post signs so that people will not bring guns inside.
  7. 7. Ask every store you shop at to post no-gun signs.
  8. 8. ask your employer to adopt a no-guns policy for employees while working, either on or off sight.
  9. 9. Keep speaking out against gun violence in your community. Write letters to the editor of local newspapers. Convene discussions. Contact elected officials. 
  10. 10. On March 18, vote in the primary for candidates whose records show they care.
  11. 11. Follow Peaceful Communities on Facebook at
  12. Read More at by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence