But Illinoisans won’t be able to carry until they have that permit—something they can’t even apply for until January.
“Frankly, I think the process got off to a very, very, slow start,” State Rep. Chad Hays said. “In part, I believe, because this administration has no earthly interest in the right to carry, and they’re against it. But from my perspective, that’s certainly no excuse to drag your feet on a bill that is the law of the land.”
The concealed carry law carries a lengthy list of requirements one needs to fulfill before obtaining a permit. That includes 16 hours of training, a criminal background check, and a valid FOID card.
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