Statehouse
3:37 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

11,000 Apply For Concealed Carry Permits So Far

The online application system to apply for permits was officially launched in Illinois on Sunday. On Monday, Illinois State Police said they had received 4,525 applications for concealed carry permits were received within 24 hours. The other 6,500 applications came from firearms instructors who the state let apply early for permits to help test the functionality of the online application system.  

In July, Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve legislation allowing residents to carry concealed weapons.  
Illinois lawmakers have projected there will be between 350,000 and 400,000 applications for permits this year.  

State Police have up to 90 days to approve or deny applicants, provided their applications are complete.