Concealed-carry permits have been sent out for the past few weeks by the Illinois State Police. Thousands of applicants have been approved, but some have also been denied.
When an Illinois resident turns in their concealed-carry application, it’s not just the state police making sure the person poses no threat. Local law enforcement agencies have the right to file an objection, based on the person’s criminal history. A review board then has 30 days to make a decision on that objection.
Numbers provided by state police officials show that of the tens of thousands of applications submitted so far, nearly 270 have been ultimately denied because of concerns raised by local police. That number represents a tiny fraction of the nearly 14,000 active permits in the state.
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