There are now 54 concealed carry instructors approved by the Illinois State Police . Anyone who wants to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon has to put in sixteen hours in the classroom and shooting range with an official instructor.
Concealed carry is now law in Illinois. State lawmakers today overrode Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed changes to gun legislation, just meeting a federal appeals court’s deadline to legalize concealed carry.
Governor Pat Quinn says Illinois' only hope to retain its ban on concealed carry is for the attorney general to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. But the attorney general says she's waiting to see what the General Assembly does.