Illinois CCW Rollout Bogged Down by Red Tape

As Illinois CCW is in its infancy, instructors are approved and classes are underway for those seeking concealed carry permits.

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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