Dart: Concealed Carry Law Fell Short On Review ProcessA year after the state began allowing people to carry firearms in public in Illinois, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart suggested some counties might not be as thorough in reviewing concealed carry applications as Cook County.
More Than 91,000 Applied For Concealed Carry Permits In 2014A sizeable chunk of the 91,651 applications were submitted last January, when the concealed carry law went into effect. Illinois State Police said more than 34,000 people applied last January. In all, nearly 2,400 people were turned down for concealed carry permits.
State Police To Explain Denials Of Concealed Carry PermitsIllinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, the state police said Tuesday, following a flurry of lawsuits from people whose applications were rejected without explanation.
About 100 Concealed Carry Permits Denied Based On ObjectionsA state licensing board has rejected about half of the concealed carry applications it has reviewed based on law enforcement objections — but those applications represent a tiny fraction of the total number filed.