The folks at the Illinois State Police have released their official 2014 report on the new concealed carry law in Illinois.
The full report can be downloaded from the Illinois State Police here.
I was asked in an interview how I thought the process was working and told the reporter, “it’s far more cumbersome than it needs to be”.
When he asked about how I thought concealed carry license holders were behaving, I laughed. “As far as I know in Illinois, more former governors have been sentenced to prison than former concealed carry licensees.”
He didn’t have a lot to say to that.
Highlights of the report:
91651 licenses have been issued.
2359 applications have been denied. (Not sure if this counts law enforcement objections over-ruled.)
175 licenses have been revoked. (0.190% – if only our governors were so law-abiding!)
Now that the applicant rush has died down, ISP is getting about 4,000-5,000 applications each month.