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Signage to prohibit guns in your establishment

DATE: January 24, 2014
CONTACT: Ted Penesis

CHICAGO—Due to the new Firearm Concealed Carry Act, Special Event/Special Use license holders and ON-PREMISE Retailer license holders (ie, bars and restaurants) whose gross receipts are more than 50 percent alcoholic liquor within the prior three months, have a duty to prohibit persons from carrying guns into their licensed establishment. As part of this obligation, liquor license holders may post a sign which clearly communicates that carrying a gun is prohibited on the licensed premises.

To print out a sign, please visit the Illinois State Police Requirements for Concealed Carry Signage web page and follow the instructions provided by the Illinois State Police.

Please note: Some local municipalities, including the city of Chicago, have prohibited the carrying of guns in all on-premise liquor licensed establishments regardless of the percentage of alcohol sold. Therefore, the ILCC encourages licensees to consult with their local liquor licensing authority about local conceal carry rules.


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