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State police release sign for concealed carry ban

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  • This is the logo businesses can post to indicate a concealed carry ban.

      This is the logo businesses can post to indicate a concealed carry ban.

Daily Herald report

Illinois State Police on Friday released official signage that indicates a concealed carry ban.

The standardized logo on a white background depicts a black handgun with a red circle around and diagonal slash across the firearm, according to a State Police news release.

The Illinois State Police-approved sign must be clearly and conspicuously posted at the entrance of a building, premises or property where the owner prohibits the carrying of firearms.

Private residences are excluded from the need to post a sign under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

The sign is designed to measure 4 inches by 6 inches, but state police have proposed rules that would allow property owners the option of posting a larger sign and additional language.

Currently, the only language on the sign is the chapter and section of the state statute.

A template for the sign can be downloaded on the Illinois State Police website at

Concealed carry permit applications will be available online by Jan. 5, 2014.

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