Alton Police Say “No” to Conceal and Carry at Weekend Block Party

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ALTON, IL (KTVI) -- If your thinking about bringing a concealed weapon to this weekend's Block Party in Alton, don't.

The Alton Police say anyone found with a concealed weapon at the event will be arrested, despite new guidelines released by the Madison County State's Attorney last week.

Alton police officials and State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons agreed that concealed weapons should not be allowed at this year's event. 

Anyone found carrying a gun at the block party Saturday, June 15th will be arrested.

According to the guidelines released last week,  people in Madison County can have a loaded gun in their car or on their persons if they have an F.O.I.D and have the weapon for self defense.  They also need to inform law enforcement officers that they are armed if one ask them if they are armed.

But for this event, law enforcement officials say no concealed weapons will be allowed.

Anyone with questions about the policy should contact the State's Attorney's office:  SAinfo@co.madison.il.us or by phone at 618-692-6280

ALTON BLOCK PARTY DETAILS FROM VISIT ALTON.COM

2013 ALTON BLOCK PARTY SCHEDULE 

June 15, 2013 – “Downtown Drive – In”

The first Block Party of the 2013 season will feature oldies music and auto-themed activities. Spend the night at one of our fine lodging properties and attend the All-Wheels Drive In Car Show - Cars, Blues & BBQ on Sunday, June 16. Butch Wax and the Hollywoods along with the Shades of Blue are expected to perform.

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