Illinois legalized concealed carry-on possession in July, now Chicago is looking to add restaurants and bars to the already lengthy list of gun-free zones.
Any place serving alcohol would be required to ban guns from the premises or risk losing its liquor license, according to the ordinance, sponsored by alderman democrat Edward M. Burke. The Chicago Finance Committee is set to review the proposal Friday.
Under House Bill 183, citizens are permitted to possess concealed handguns except—when they are on public transportation systems or in schools, sports venues, hospitals, libraries, government buildings, casinos and amusement parks.
Richard Pearson, executive director, Illinois State Rifle Association told ABC7Chicago:
“Gun owners in this state are tired of being pushed.”