DECATUR, Ill. –State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is backing legislation to make sure that individuals who are lawfully allowed to carry a firearm in Illinois can also carry a handgun while deer hunting.
“The laws in Illinois are unclear and many people may not know if they are allowed to carry a handgun while hunting, so we need to provide clarification to make sure there is no confusion about the rights of law-abiding citizens in our communities,” said Scherer. “This legislation will help to protect hunters and sportsmen who practice their second amendment rights.”
House Bill 406 would allow concealed carry license holders and off-duty law enforcement officers to legally carry a handgun while hunting. Proponents of this legislation are advocating to streamline Illinois’ laws to clarify the rights of gun owners and ensure that individuals who can legally conceal and carry a handgun in Illinois can also do so while hunting. Scherer stressed the need to make our gun laws clear and remove barriers for legal gun owners to protect themselves and also use firearms for their hobbies.
“I care deeply about the constitution and the rights it gives us,” said Scherer. “This legislation is important to protect the rights of gun owners and to remove unnecessary government regulation that can overstep people’s rights.”
For more information, please contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or by email at StateRepSue@gmail.com. Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.