Problems with Illinois Concealed Carry permit system

The Illinois state police say that despite having about the highest permit fees in the country, they don't have the resources to handle the in flow of permit applications.  With a 16 hour training requirement and a $150 fee to get a permit, they simply aren't going to get the claimed 400,000 permit holders at the end of the first year.  A training class could easily run $450 for 16 hours and also have additional fees for range time.  All told the cost of getting a permit could easily run $650 to $700.  Not only aren't they going to get that many applicants, but they aren't going to get that many applicants who are most likely to be victims of violent crime.
Tureskis said he can understand if CMS is swamped. State police officials estimate up to 400,000 people will apply for the permits this year, with more than 1,000 requests pouring in each day. But if there is an issue, Tureskis wants the agency to come clean.CMS denied having any widespread problems involving the digital IDs. . . .Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, sponsored the concealed carry legislation. He said he's also taken calls from applicants having trouble getting their digital IDs but is pleased with the process so far."With the limited amount of time and resources the state police had, they've done a great job," Phelps said Monday. . . .
Thanks to Tony Troglio for the link. 



Blogger Unknown said...

Do we have any real world prices of CC training classes in IL?

Ohio's 12-hour classes range anywhere from $50 to $150.

1/18/2014 7:25 PM  

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