With some businesses eager to let people know guns aren’t welcome, the Illinois State Police on Friday released the official sign to indicate a concealed carry ban.
Businesses can download the state-approved sign for banning concealed carry on the Illinois State Police Web site.
This summer, one Chicago restuarant put up a makeshift “no weapons” sign following the passage of Illinois’ concealed carry law. Keefer’s Restaurant managing partner Glenn Keefer expressed concerns about people carrying guns in his restaurant that serves alcohol as well as food.
Permits for concealed carry become available online on Jan. 5.
The template of the official sign – a white background with red circle and diagonal slash over a black gun – is designed to be 4-by-6 inches, the dimensions set forth in Illinois’ law.
But the Illinois State Police have proposed changes that would allow businesses to make the signs larger if desired, according to a release. They also proposed allowing additional language on the signs, which currently have none other than “Pursuant to 430 ILCS 66/65.”