PEKIN, Ill. (AP) -- A third Illinois state's attorney says he won't prosecute anyone for carrying a concealed weapon while the governor is considering whether to sign a bill that would allow it statewide.
Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals gave Governor Pat Quinn 30 days whether to sign the concealed carry bill lawmakers sent to his desk last month.
Tazewell County State's Attorney Stewart Umholtz said Friday that it doesn't make sense to prosecute someone for violating a law that a federal court has deemed unconstitutional.
"I cannot charge someone with the violation of a law that's been ruled unconstitutional," Umholtz said.
Umholtz joins state's attorneys in Randolph and Madison counties. They've said they aren't going to prosecute citizens for carrying concealed weapons while they wait for Gov. Pat Quinn to sign a concealed carry bill.
Also, the sheriff in Clinton County says any armed person found in his jurisdiction from counties that allow concealed weapons won't be arrested.
49 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry certain concealed firearms.
Illinois is the only state without such a provision.