Across the country, the number of concealed carry permit applicants has been on the rise, however from state to state the rules to receive said permit can be quite different. For example. some states require concealed carry applicants to prove their handgun competency by firing the handgun as a prerequisite to applying.
In February of this year, there was a story of a person who left a loaded handgun at the Woodstock, Illinois post office. Nobody was able to find the owner and the story was thought to be through there, but recent reports indicate that this neglectful lost firearm has taken an interesting turn.
We here at USA Firearm Training believe that a well-informed populace is a strong one, so we are going to be sharing with you the Senate race in Illinois and the stances of the candidates on guns, to give each of you a better idea where they stand.
This article is meant to take a look at Illinois’s open carry laws so that you folks can get a better idea what is and is not legal in the state.
The number of shooting deaths in Chicago has surpassed the total for the entirety of 2015, and there are still four months still to go in this year.
Illinois, and the Chicago region in particular has a huge problem with shootings at the moment, that is certain. Illinois also has a huge problem with legislation in regard to doing something about shootings. It seems that the state cannot get together and come up with a proposal that satisfies safety without trampling on rights.
Noticeably absent, though, you would think would be Cook County, due to the high population of Chicago, and while there are over 47,000 concealed carriers in the county, its population is precisely why it not only isn’t in the top 25 counties
A recent Reboot Illinois report, released on July 20th has listed the counties in Illinois which have the highest concealed carry permit populations. Topping the list in licenses issued was, of course, Cook County. The state’s highest populated county issued 47,000 concealed carry permits over the last year, but ranked dead last in permits issued […]
Back in February of 2016 amid some drama between republican law makers and the Virginia Attorney General, new legislation was passed that went into effect on July 1st, 2016 and effects Illinois CCW holders.
Representative Avery Bourne Wants to give back to the veterans of the state of Illinois. Currently the fee for a Concealed carry license is $150 for a license that needs to be renewed after five years. Bourne is sponsoring house bill HB6111, which would cut that cost in half.