Every "Rightful" gun owner in American should know both Washingto DC and Chicago have standing gun laws, which effect the "Rightful" more then the "Unrightful gun owners". But I have a question. Can some one please define (720ILCS5/24-2)(3). Illinois may have a loop hole for member of the Armed Forces to not be subject to the Chicago hand gun ban.

1. Does this law cover members of the Armed Forces personal/private hand guns or is it limited to government issued weapons?

2. Define official duties; Does this include personal protection? Members of the Armed Forces are on the streets of Chicago/Illniois conducting there official duties everyday.

3. What is the time frame for "Official Duties"? Some members of the Armed Forces are on 24 hours, 7 days a week 365 days a year.

4. Can memders of the Armed Forces act to protect American lives in the State of Illinois?


(720 ILCS 5/24-2)
Sec. 24-2. Exemptions.
(a) Subsections 24-1(a)(3), 24-1(a)(4) and 24-1(a)(10) and section 24-1.6 do not apply to or affect any of the
following:
(1) Peace officers, and any person summoned by a peace officer to assist in making arrests or preserving
the peace, while actually engaged in assisting such officer.
(2) Wardens, superintendents and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the detention
of persons accused or convicted of an offense, while in the performance of their official duty, or
while commuting between their homes and places of employment.
(3) Members of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of the United States or the Illinois National Guard or
the Reserve Officers Training Corps, while in the performance of their official duty.
(4) Special agents employed by a railroad or a public utility to perform police functions, and guards of armored
car companies, while actually engaged in the performance of the duties of their employment or
commuting between their homes and places of employment; and watchmen while actually engaged in
the performance of the duties of their employment.
(5) Persons licensed as private security contractors, private detectives, or private alarm contractors, or employed
by an agency certified by the Department of Professional Regulation, if their duties include the
carrying of a weapon under the provisions of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, and Private Security
Act of 1983, while actually engaged in the performance of the duties of their employment or commuting
between their homes and places of employment, provided that such commuting is accomplished within
one hour from departure from home or place of employment, as the case may be. Persons exempted
under this subdivision (a)(5) shall be required to have completed a course of study in firearms handling
and training approved and supervised by the Department of Professional Regulation as prescribed by
Section 28 of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, and Private Security Act of 1983, prior to becoming
eligible for this exemption. The Department of Professional Regulation shall provide suitable documentation
demonstrating the successful completion of the prescribed firearms training. Such documentation
shall be carried at all times when such persons are in possession of a concealable weapon.
(6) Any person regularly employed in a commercial or industrial operation as a security guard for the protection
of persons employed and private property related to such commercial or industrial operation, while
actually engaged in the performance of his or her duty or traveling between sites or properties belonging
to the employer, and who, as a security guard, is a member of a security force of at least 5 persons
registered with the Department of Professional Regulation; provided that such security guard has successfully
completed a course of study, approved by and supervised by the Department of Professional
Regulation, consisting of not less than 40 hours of training that includes the theory of law enforcement,
liability for acts, and the handling of weapons. A person shall be considered eligible for this exemption if
he or she has completed the required 20 hours of training for a security officer and 20 hours of required
firearm training, and has been issued a firearm authorization card by the Department of Professional
Regulation. Conditions for the renewal of firearm authorization cards issued under the provisions of this
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Section shall be the same as for those cards issued under the provisions of the Private Detective,
Private Alarm and Private Security Act of 1983. Such firearm authorization card shall be carried by the
security guard at all times when he or she is in possession of a concealable weapon.
(7) Agents and investigators of the Illinois Legislative Investigating Commission authorized by the Commission
to carry the weapons specified in subsections 24-1(a)(3) and 24-1(a)(4), while on duty in the course
of any investigation for the Commission.
(8) Persons employed by a financial institution for the protection of other employees and property related to
such financial institution, while actually engaged in the performance of their duties, commuting between
their homes and places of employment, or traveling between sites or properties owned or operated by
such financial institution, provided that any person so employed has successfully completed a course of
study, approved by and supervised by the Department of Professional Regulation, consisting of not less
than 40 hours of training which includes theory of law enforcement, liability for acts, and the handling of
weapons. A person shall be considered to be eligible for this exemption if he or she has completed the
required 20 hours of training for a security officer and 20 hours of required firearm training, and has been
issued a firearm authorization card by the Department of Professional Regulation. Conditions for renewal
of firearm authorization cards issued under the provisions of this Section shall be the same as for
those issued under the provisions of the Private Detective, Private Alarm and Private Security Act of
1983. Such firearm authorization card shall be carried by the person so trained at all times when such
person is in possession of a concealable weapon. For purposes of this subsection, “financial institution”
means a bank, savings and loan association, credit union or company providing armored car services.
(9) Any person employed by an armored car company to drive an armored car, while actually engaged in
the performance of his duties.
(10) Persons who have been classified as peace officers pursuant to the Peace Officer Fire Investigation
Act.
(11) Investigators of the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor authorized by the board
ofgovernors of the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor to carry weapons pursuant to
Section 7.06 of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s Act.
(12) Special investigators appointed by a State’s Attorney under Section 3-9005 of the Counties Code.
(13) Manufacture, transportation, or sale of weapons to persons authorized under subdivisions (1) through
(12) of this subsection to possess those weapons.
(b) Subsections 24-1(a)(4) and 24-1(a)(10) and section 24.-1.6 do not apply to or affect any of the following:
(1) Members of any club or organization organized for the purpose of practicing shooting at targets upon
established target ranges, whether public or private, and patrons of such ranges, while such members
or patrons are using their firearms on those target ranges.
(2) Duly authorized military or civil organizations while parading, with the special permission of theGovernor.
(3) Licensed hunters, trappers or fishermen while engaged in hunting, trapping or fishing.
(4) Transportation of weapons that are broken down in a non-functioning state or are not immediately
accessible.
(c) Subsection 24-1(a)(7) does not apply to or affect any of the following:
(1) Peace officers while in performance of their official duties.
(2) Wardens, superintendents and keepers of



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