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UPDATED: Dozier won't prosecute some gun laws

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:21:32 CDT
By: Willis Kern


McLean County States Attorney Ron Dozier says he will no longer prosecute certain gun laws, instead yielding to the Second Amendment of the U. S Constitution. In a written statement, Dozier says his office will consider various factors before deciding to prosecute anyone arrested for certain Unlawful Use of Weapons or Conceal Carry laws on the books in Illinois. In his statement, Dozier says he wants to send a message to the Governor and state legislators that Illinois gun laws are out of step with the rest of the nation. Illinois is the only state in the U.S that does not allow conceal/carry in some form. Calls to Dozier, Republican States Attorney candidate Jason Chambers, who is unopposed in the November election, as well as local law enforcement officials weren't immediately returned.

UPDATE: McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery says his office will continue to arrest violators of all gun laws in force in the state and those arrests will be part of the individual's criminal record.

Read Dozier's statement about gun control here.

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