Originally Posted by Gh0zt36
That's a damn shame. Do they let you get conceal permits for things like tazers or knives or batons? Or is illinois just plain pro attacker , anti victim?
To my shame, I don't know what the law says about knives and batons, but to my best knowledge, we're not allowed tasers.
I need to learn that, thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Illinois, however, is VERY pro attacker. From FOID laws to Chicago politicians...there's so many examples of how anti-victims-rights Illinois is, that it's sickening...
The one surprising thing is our home defense laws...while not directly Castle Doctrine, it's remarkably close
While Illinois has not adopted a modern castle law, it does have a statute on the books protecting citizens’ right to self-defense in the event of an attack within their home. The law does not require a duty to retreat but does require that victims “reasonably believe” that an attack that could cause serious physical harm is imminent. The law allows for the use of physical or deadly force only when the invader has forcefully entered the home or when the homeowner reasonably believes that a felony is about to be committed. Illinois provides immunity from civil liability for residents using physical or deadly force under such circumstances.
That last part strikes me every time, it's like someone snuck that in under Chicago's radar...