Sounds like Monique is under-promising hoping to over-deliver.
We’ve heard nothing directly contradictory to this from anyone we trust, but it seemed as though ISP would begin mailing permits out in the next two- to three-weeks at most, not mid-March as Monique Bond was quoted as saying in this story.
Also, we know they have “approved” a whole slew of early applicants, but are holding issuance of licenses until they “feel” as though cops in IL have had a chance to watch a new Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board video on interacting with CCW holders.
As though that’s a difficult quantum physics problem to solve.
(Daily Herald) – The first applicants seeking to carry concealed handguns in public could have their permits by mid-March, Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said Thursday.
“We’re probably looking at some permits being issued after the first couple weeks in March,” Bond said. “It’s a possibility.”
As of Thursday, 16,800 people from area counties filed concealed carry applications. There is a $150 fee for the permit.