Proposed changes to the city’s Public Peace, Morals and Welfare ordinance simply will serve to bring the city’s ordinances pertaining to guns into alignment with the state’s new concealed-carry law, Police Chief Jim Lamkin told St. Charles aldermen on Tuesday.
State lawmakers approved a concealed-carry law in July that will allow any 21-year-old resident with a firearm owner’s identification card and who has state-approved training to apply for a permit to carry a concealed gun. There are limits based on various types of criminal convictions, including those related to addictions, as well as prohibitions that apply to certain venues such as schools, and government offices or institutions. It also allows property owners to ban guns from the premises.
Lamkin said the changes to the city code simply would add language in those parts of the ordinance regulating guns to make exceptions for those who have concealed-carry permits under the state’s new law.
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