Concealed Carry Advocates Want to Start Carrying

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Published on July 10 2013 7:09 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

It’ll be at least six months before people can start applying for a license to carry a gun in public, but gun advocates say that’s too long. 

The National Rifle Association has filed a motion asking a judge to let people with a valid FOID card start carrying as early as next Tuesday. 

Illinois’ new gun law gives the State Police until January to set up the concealed carry system, and after that, people can start applying for a carry license.  The licensing process can take an additional 90 days. State Police are saying don't start carrying until the process is in place and you have a permit.

The NRA says people shouldn’t be delayed any longer when it comes to their Second Amendment rights.  They’re asking the courts to allow people to carry loaded guns wherever the new law allows.