We are now waiting for the Illinois State Police to release a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as to what is expected of Instructors. Illinois State Police will have 60 days to establish a registry of certified Illinois Instructors. State Police also has 180 days before they begin to accept applications for those wishing to carry.
Why do I need Utah and Florida along with Illinois?
The Illinois permit will only cover: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont. NOTICE WISCONSIN IS NOT LISTED YOU NEED UTAH FOR WISCONSIN.
Illinois State Police FAQ’s
What type of a firearm will I be allowed to carry concealed?
“Handgun” means any device which is designed to expel a projectile or projectiles by the action of an explosion, expansion of gas, or escape of gas that is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand.
“Handgun” does not include:
- A stun gun or taser;
- A machine gun as defined in item (i) of paragraph (7) of subsection (a) of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012;
- A short-barreled rifle or shotgun as defined in item (ii) of paragraph (7) of subsection (a) of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012
- Any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun, or B-B gun which expels a single globular projectile not exceeding .18 inch in diameter, or which has a maximum muzzle velocity of less than 700 feet per second, or which expels breakable paint balls containing washable marking colors.
What does the firearms training course consist of?
- Firearm safety
- The basic principles of marksmanship
- Care, cleaning, loading, and unloading of a concealable firearm
- All applicable state and federal laws relating to the ownership, storage, carry, and transportation of a firearm
- Instruction on the appropriate and lawful interaction with law enforcement while transporting or carrying a concealed firearm.
All applicants must pass a live fire exercise with a concealable firearm consisting of:
- A minimum of 30 rounds
- 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards, 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards, and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the ISP.
What are the qualifications for an Illinois Concealed Carry License?
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have a valid FOID card (if an Illinois resident)
- Have not been convicted or found guilty in Illinois or any other state of:
- A misdemeanor involving the use or threat of physical force or violence to any person within the last 5 years
- 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, within the last 5 years
- Not be the subject of a pending arrest warrant, prosecution, or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification
- Not have been in residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the last 5 years
- Submit an appropriately completed Concealed Carry License application
- Successfully complete 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom and range instruction.
How long will it take a citizen to obtain an Illinois Concealed Carry License?
How does a citizen apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry License?
What is the cost for an Illinois Concealed Carry License?
$300 for 5 years for out-of-state residents
Are out-of-state Concealed Carry permit holders granted reciprocity in Illinois?
However, out of state residents are granted a limited exception to lawfully carry a concealed firearm within a vehicle if they are eligible to carry a firearm in public under the laws of his or her state or territory of residence and are not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal law. This rule becomes effective immediately.
If the non-resident leaves his/her vehicle unattended, he or she shall store the firearm within a locked vehicle or locked container within the vehicle in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 65 of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.