Illinois State Police are mailing the first batch of roughly 5,000 concealed-carry permits under the state law passed last year.
Officials say the first permits are being sent to new license holders on Friday, and Illinois State Police say they’ve approved 5,000 applications so far.
The Illinois State Police has come up with a standard design for the signs that businesses can post warning patrons that guns are not allowed in their establishments.
Residents are welcoming the chance to finally pack a gun and some are even asking a federal court for permission to start next week.
Making Illinois the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns.
St. Louis Senator Jamilah Nasheed is opposed saying there is too much gun violence.
A federal court ruling tossing out Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons might end the last such gun prohibition in the country, but not without a fight.
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