Illinois State Police To Change Concealed-Carry Rules

Under the new rules, persons denied a concealed carry license will learn the reason

The Illinois State Police are changing the process of obtaining a concealed-carry license (CCL) after hundreds of pending lawsuits from different applicant who were denied their CCL for no reason. 

According to WUIS.org, a memo from State Police Director Hiram Grau outlined the new changes:

“In a memo, the State Police Director Hiram Grau cites these lawsuits as a reason for the emergency rules. "It is anticipated," he writes "that the volume of litigation will continue until the statutory framework is bolstered by a regulatory process."

Under the new rules, persons denied a concealed carry license will learn the reason, and be told what law enforcement agency made that determination. They then have to hurry to find evidence that proves they're not a danger to themselves or others or a threat to public safety -- they get ten days to make their case to the board.”

The rules will officially be published in the July 25 Illinois Register.