Thousands of licenses went out in the mail Friday and Saturday, as we had noted last week.
It even made national news, as Hot Air and plenty of other sites covered the story.
Yes, almost fifteen months after the federal appeals court mandated Illinois adopt right-to-carry – “or else”, we finally have licenses in hand.
Yes, we are cutting edge here at Guns Save Life in reporting on how Illinois re-invented the wheel when it comes to carry licenses, pretty much ignoring the 49 other states that had carry initially.
Some of our critics are particularly eager and fond to point out when our reports of preliminary information turn out wrong, but then again, those same critics are about as cutting edge as the magazines you so typically find in doctor and dentist office waiting rooms.
Reports have it that 5,000 were mailed last week. Thousands more will be mailed this week.
Note to criminals: March 2014 marks the beginning of the end of universally disarmed sheep in Illinois.
Smart criminals will figure this out and alter their actions accordingly.
The not so bright ones will assume room temperature.
If you have been holding off getting your application started – waiting to see if the day Illinois joined the other 49 states in issuing licenses actually happened – you might want to get started.
Everyday you delay is one more day you may become the victim of a violent crime and not have your gun lawfully carried.