Illinois Concealed Carry, concealed carry

The Hinsdale Police Department in Illinois is hosting its Concealed Carry Information class on Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the department, which is located at 121 Symonds Drive.

According to the Chicago Tribune, more and more local residents have been asking for information about the Illinois concealed carry permit amid the new law going into effect in January of this year. Officer Michael Coughlin said 75 people in Hinsdale alone have applied for permits, with one pending. Nobody has had their application rejected thus far.

“Our police chief has gotten requests from residents who want to learn more about concealed carry, so he suggested we hold this class,” Coughlin said.

As the Tribune notes, the class isn’t part of the certificate or permit process. Rather, it is to be used as an informational tool for those who simply want to know more about concealed carry before deciding whether or not to get a permit. The class includes an overview of getting a concealed carry permit, as well as the training and liability involved, how to go about choosing the right handgun, and how to store it properly.

The class, which is two hours long, costs $5 for residents of Hinsdale, and $10 for non-residents. To learn more about obtaining an Illinois Concealed Carry permit, visit the Illinois State Police website at

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