CHICAGO (AP) — A flurry of lawsuits from people who were rejected for concealed carry permits has prompted the Illinois State Police to announce it will require a state review board to explain to applicants why they were denied.
Illinois State Police officials said Monday that the Concealed Carry License Review Board must alert applicants of credible objections to their applications. Applicants who filed the lawsuits say they were never told why they were denied. Under the new emergency rules the board also must tell applicants the reasons for objections and which agency brought the objections.
Applicants will be given 10 days to contest the rejection.
State police say the change was necessary to deal with the lawsuits already filed and because of the prospect of more lawsuits.
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