[Video] Illinois State Police Approve 13,000 For Concealed Carry, Over 15,000 Applied Since Sunday
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Illinois’ concealed carry licensing is seeing some pretty serious demand.
According to a Yahoo News report, the Illinois State Police have preliminarily approved over 13,000 people for the license.
Under Illinois law, the applications must now be further reviewed (apparently) before moving forward with the permitting process.
Over 15,000 people have applied since Sunday and over 7,000 people were allowed to apply before the process officially opened up. Those people include instructors and people who were able to electronically submit their fingerprints.
Many have noted that the application rate for concealed carry permits in Illinois have outpaced applications for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).
Illinois was forced to enact a concealed carry licensing process after a federal court found that Illinois’ complete ban on firearm carry outside of the home is unconstitutional.
All states now offer some form of legal open or concealed carry, although in states such as New Jersey permits are practically impossible for normal citizens to acquire. In other states such as New York and California, permits are very hard, but not impossible to acquire.
On the flip side, several states now allow firearm carry without any sort of license. Those states include Arizona and Alaska.