- Jun 20, 2018
Northbrook’s municipal code now prohibits carrying of firearms on any premise where alcohol is sold for on-premises consumption. Exceptions to the ordinance prohibiting concealed carry include military personnel, retired law enforcement officers, individually authorized officers and the establishment’s owner, lease-holder or tenant.
Previously, the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act prohibited anyone with concealed carry licenses from carrying a firearm into any establishment that serves alcohol where 50% of the establishment’s gross receipts were from the sale of alcohol. The new ordinance bans concealed carry regardless of the percent of liquor sales.
In addition, the owner of the business is required to post a sign “clearly and conspicuously at the entrance of the building” indicating that firearms are prohibited on the site. Also signs are required to be 4 inches by 6 inches, as established by the Illinois State Police.
The ban was unanimously approved by the Village Board in May, along with a prohibition of the sale, manufacture, or possession of “bump-fire stocks” and “trigger cranks” that convert firearms into automatic weapons. Bump-fire stocks are devices that greatly increase the speed at which the weapon is fired. The use of the device can multiply the firing rate of a weapon tenfold to approximately 400 – 800 rounds per minute.