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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court's deadline.
. Preempts home rule on the regulation, licensing, possession, registration, and transportation of concealed handguns and ammunition for concealed handguns as covered by the FOID Act. Preempts home rule on the prohibition of possession or ownership of assault weapons unless the ordinance is enacted before, on, or within 10 days of the effective date of this Act and any amendments thereafter.
Democratic Governor Pat Quinn had objected to major parts of the concealed carry proposal. But both chambers of the state legislature voted on Tuesday to override his veto, allowing concealed carry to become the law.
The new law says that Illinois state police "shall issue" a permit to carry concealed guns to any applicant who passes a background check, takes 16 hours of required firearms training and meets other conditions.
The law as approved by the Legislature permits anyone with a Firearm Owner's Identification card who has passed a background check and undergone gun-safety training of 16 hours -- longest of any state -- to obtain a concealed-carry permit for $150.
The Illinois State Police would have six months to set up a system to start accepting applications. Spokeswoman Monique Bond said police expect 300,000 applications in the first year.
Unfortunately, $150 is a pretty high price for a CHL. (I live in Texas and our CHL price is ridiculous). For example, in Arizona it's only $60 for a new permit, and $43 for a renew. Another example, Utah. $65 for a new permit, then $10 to renew every 5 years.
Originally posted by Witness2008
reply to post by TDawgRex
Do you suppose these concealed gun laws allowing for permitted carriers might just be a way to know who has the guns?
For all I know, they will run it in their technoscanner, and some stupid thing I may or may not have done when I was in grade school will get me locked up. I had a fairly adventurous and troubled youth like a lot of kids. Who the hell knows what I did that was illegal. I may or may not have my prints already in an unsolved crime database.
Originally posted by stutteringp0et
reply to post by TDawgRex
Buying a firearm without filling out paperwork can be done legally (at least in Texas), because sales of personal firearms do not require paperwork. Many sellers only want to see (lay eyeballs) on your ID so they can be sure you're not from out-of-state/out-of-country.
Nowhere is there any paperwork showing that I own a firearm, and I've broken no laws.