SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois State Police have announced they will only accept online applications from people who want new concealed carry permits, which concerns state Rep. Brandon Phelps who was the chief sponsor of the state's new gun law.
"We want the ability to have a choice," said Phelps. "You've got people in some rural areas who don't have access to computers or who might not understand the technology."
"At this time we will only be accepting applications online," said ISP spokeswoman Monique Bond. "It is more efficient, cost-effective and easier for other agencies to communicate throughout the application process."
People will be able to file concealed carry applications starting Jan. 5. Anyone with the permit will need to attend 16 hours firearms training classes taught by state government approved instructors.