All in all, this is a typical Conceal Carry Bill.
Interesting things of note:
- This is a SHALL ISSUE law. Meaning that IL State Police carry the burden of proof in finding a reason to deny a permit application.
Any Illinois resident who has a license or permit to carry a handgun issued by another state shall be able to carry a handgun in accordance with this Act using that license for 180 days following the effective date of this Act.
So if you have a non-resident CCW for another state, you have a 90 day grace period from the date that this takes effect, meaning you can carry "immediately."
Reasons for application denial include:
2 or more convictions for driving while under the influence or driving while intoxicated;
Fingerprinting may be requested as part of the application process.
If stopped by Law Enforcement:
If a law enforcement officer initiates an investigative stop, including but not limited to a traffic stop, of a licensee who is carrying a concealed firearm, the licensee shall disclose as soon as reasonably possible to the officer that he or she is in possession of a concealed firearm under this Act.
Here's the training requirements:
(a) Applicants shall provide proof of completion of at least one of the following courses:
(1) NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course.
(2) NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course.
(3) NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course.
(4) Any other firearms training course of at least 4 hours that covers the following:
(A) handgun safety in the classroom, at home, on the firing range, and while carrying the firearm;
(B) the basic principles of marksmanship;
(C) care and cleaning of handguns;
(D) laws relating to the justifiable use of force.
Live fire exam requirements are trivial:
Applicants shall provide proof of certification by a certified instructor that the applicant passed a live fire exercise with a handgun consisting of:
(1) a minimum of 30 rounds; and
(2) 20 rounds from a distance of 7 yards and 10 rounds from a distance of 15 yards at a B-21 silhouette or equivalent target as approved by the Department.