Interim State's Attorney Ron Dozier said Tuesday he believes Illinois is violating the United States Constitution's Second Amendment.
As such, Dozier's office is no longer prosecuting offenders of some of the state's gun laws. Staff are following a series of questions to determine if they'll press charges.
The questions deal with a person's criminal history, intent and if they were using a gun recklessly.
Only people caught carrying a concealed weapon with a valid FOID card are covered under the new policy.
Dozier said law-abiding citizens shouldn't be punished for exercising their rights. But not everyone sees it that way.
McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery said Wednesday he's a supporter of gun rights and concealed carry.
However, Emery said he disagreed with Dozier's decision to pick and choose when to follow the law.
Emery said the new policy will not change any procedures in his department.
"I too myself struggle with what my personal beliefs are and what the interpretation of the law is, but we always fall on the side of enforcing the laws as they are currently written," he said.
The police chiefs in Normal and Bloomington also said Wednesday they're still going to enforce all gun laws.
They said they will still make arrests if necessary and forward their investigations to Dozier's office.