Edward Ronkowski

Edward RonkowskiUse of force, Illinois firearm & concealed carry law

Ed is an Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor, NRA Instructor for Basic Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun, Range Safety Officer and specializes in the use of force continuum.

Ed retired after 29 years as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook and Will counties (Illinois) where he prosecuted dozens of murder cases and thousands of other felonies involving firearms, served as a Police Legal Adviser for the Moline and East Moline Illinois police departments, and was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. Ed argued and won a Second Amendment case on behalf of the Illinois State Rifle Association before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Ed is the author of “Uses and Misuses of Deadly Force,” 28 DePaul Law Review 701. He lectured on Firearms Legal Liability for the Illinois State Police, Police Training CenterEast Moline and for the Cook and Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. He has also authored numerous articles on firearm law for the quarterly publication, The Illinois Shooter.

Ed is a member of the National Rifle Association, Illinois State Rifle Association, member of the ISRA Range and a Range Safety Officer. He is a longtime volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and has been an avid upland and big game hunter since 1980.