Dale Righter

Illinois State Senator | 55th District


Informational ISP website answers questions about concealed carry law

Thursday, July 18, 2013

In response to the flood of questions about the state’s new concealed carry law, State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) said Illinois State Police (ISP) has created a webpage with answers to some of Illinois residents’ most common questions.

Visit the ISP website at www.isp.state.il.us and follow the “Concealed Carry” link on the right sidebar for information on qualifying and applying for a license, associated costs, regulations and prohibitions and more.

"Whether you are interested in applying for a license or not, my office has received a ton of calls from people who have questions about Illinois’ new concealed carry law. The Illinois State Police have put together a very comprehensive, easy to understand website that provides a good breakdown of the application process, qualifications and other relevant information,” Righter said.

The website also provides information on where to obtain firearms training, what the training course consists of, the type of firearm residents will be able to carry, information for businesses and property owners, and how long it will take to receive a concealed carry license.

The Senator emphasized that while ISP has begun working on establishing the licensure process for concealed carry, at this time it is still illegal to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois. ISP estimated that it could take six months to set up the system, and another three months to process and screen applicants.

“I know many people are frustrated by the delay, but state police have identified a timeline they say is necessary to streamline the application and screening process, and ensure those receiving a concealed carry license are qualified,” Righter explained.

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