Concealed carry ... Where, when and why
Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series on concealed carry legislation.
PRINCETON – Earlier this week, Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns after lawmakers raced to beat a federal court deadline in adopting a law over Gov. Pat Quinn’s objections.
The wait continues, however, before any concealed weapons will be floating around in public places. The Illinois State Police has been given a six-month deadline to set up a system to start accepting applications for carriers to get a license.
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