“We’ve agreed to keep the policy in place until 2015 to give people time to get the training and permits for concealed carry,” said Shelby County Sheriff Michael Miller. “With our policy you can carry with a FOID (Firearm Operators Identification) card.”
“Gina (State’s Attorney Gina Vonderheide) will not file charges for concealed carry only. However, If a firearm is used in the commission of a crime a person can be prosecuted. It will all be on a case by case basis,” MIller said.
Miller will be holding town hall meetings to explain the new law and the county’s stand on concealed carry over the next several weeks. A town hall meeting will be held in Moweaqua at the Lions Club building August 8 at 7 p.m. Other dates and times will be announced.