NO The short answer is no but that’s not the whole story. First off, let’s get the legalese out of the way and talk about what’s required under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, codified at 430 ILCS 66, et. seq. If an officer of a law enforcement agency initiates an investigative stop, including but not limited to a traffic stop, of a licensee or a non-resident carrying a concealed firearm… upon the request of the officer the licensee or non-resident shall disclose to the officer that … [Read more...] about Do concealed carry holders in Illinois have to tell the cop that they have a firearm?
A southern California woman was ticketed in October of last year for speeding and using Google Glass while driving. The Google Glass charge was actually for having a video device in front of the driver's headrest. It's a law designed to keep drivers from being distracted while operating a motor vehicle by prohibiting any sort of entertainment displays in the driver's vision. Basically, it's to keep people from watching movies or television programming while driving. The officer reasoned that … [Read more...] about Google Glass While Driving
The first day of 2014 saw a new Illinois cell phone law, codified at 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2. This new law will restrict the use of cell phones in vehicles beyond that in place from last year. In the past, you would be able to drive your car and use your cell phone without any sort of aid. You could hold it up to your ear, in most areas but not all, and there would be no violation. Now, you must use a hands-free device or operate your cell phone in a manner as described in the statute. Specifically, … [Read more...] about Illinois Cell Phone Law – 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2