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Elmhurst Reviewing Concealed Carry Permits; Police Consider New Training

For an Illinois resident to be eligible for a concealed carry license, the applicant must be at least 21 years old and have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

Credit: state of Illinois Concealed Carry website
Credit: state of Illinois Concealed Carry website

The city of Elmhurst has received 144 applications for concealed carry permits since the start of the year, and so far, has only objected to one applicant who has been arrested over five times in the last seven years, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

As the applications roll in, the Elmhurst Police Department is considering new training to deal with potentially being called to "more incidents where a person may be armed" and "mulling its response procedures," according to the article. 

Meanwhile, signs that show a handgun covered by a red ban symbol are being posted at libraries and fire stations — and other locations where guns are not allowed under the new law, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Upon receipt of a completed concealed carry application, including fee, the Illinois State Police can issue or deny the applicant an Illinois Concealed Carry License within 90 days, provided the applicant submits a full set of fingerprints in electronic format, according to the Illinois Concealed Carry website. 

For an Illinois resident to be eligible for a concealed carry license, the applicant must be at least 21 years old and have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

The applicant can not have  any violent crime convictions over the past five years; have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, intoxicating compounds within the past 5 years; not be the subject of a pending arrest warrant, prosecution or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification to own or possess a firearm; and have not been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the past 5 years, according to the Illinois Concealed Carry website. 

In addition, the applicant can not have any objections filed by law enforcement, according to the Concealed Carry rules. For more information on concealed carry, visit the state of Illinois Concealed Carry website

Read more on the Chicago Tribune. 

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