Contrary to reports from other sources, NRA has met with Illinois State Police (ISP) regarding the proposed new concealed carry rules available here.
ISP will NOT be pulling the proposed rules after concerns were raised by NRA and other Second Amendment supporters about the contents of the new rules. It is critical that NRA members submit comments on these rules to ISP by Sept 18 to ensure that ISP is aware of the numerous problems so that amendments to the rules can be made.
Some of the concerns NRA has with the rules are as follows:
- The requirements for non-resident permits create an impossible standard, disarming any non-illinois resident visiting the state;
- Pre-registration for training classes limits flexibility of both instructors and trainees;
- Instructors will be required to engage in burdensome duplications of effort by submitting the same training certificates submitted by applicants;
- Signage making specific locations prohibited must be “conspicuously posted” but this term is not defined;
These concerns are not the whole of the problems with the proposed rules. NRA members are encouraged to read the proposed rule changes and submit comments on them in writing to:
Matthew R. Rentschler
Chief Legal Counsel
Illinois State Police
801 South 7th Street, Suite 1000-S
Springfield, IL 62703