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 measure would prohibit refusing to hire an applicant solely because the person has used a firearm for a legal purpose, such as self-defense.
The firearm owners’ identification card is what McCann calls a compromise from a previous General Assembly. He also calls it redundant and unconstitutional.
The Court finds that the release of names is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, which permanently bars the Illinois State Police from revealing the identities of the state’s firearm owners.
He says he will review the legislation and “act accordingly.”
“I do not understand for the life of me why we would give a map to allow criminals to systematically pick and choose and burglarize our homes or farms,”
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Across Illinois, an intense debate is unfolding over whether the right to bear arms includes the right to exercise that right in private.