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Illinois Conceal Carry Applications Overwhelmingly Outpace Obamacare Enrollment
Big Government ^ | 1/7/2014 | KERRY PICKET

Posted on 01/07/2014 2:45:38 AM PST by markomalley

On the heels of a federal court striking down Chicago's ban on gun sales, those seeking gun permits in Illinois flooded the State Police website over the weekend to begin the permitting process. 

In fact, the amount of Illinois residents seeking a conceal carry permit already surpasses those who enrolled in Obamacare after the first two months of the launch of healthcare.gov. The Chicago Sun-Times reported 4,525 individuals signed up on Sunday alone for their firearms permits, when the State Police first opened the process to all concealed carry applicants.

Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said that number is included in Sunday’s total of more than 11,000 people who have signed up because of an early application process that began December 18 and was open to only firearm instructors. Officials told the Sun-Times they expect 350,000 to 400,000 people (about 1,000 per day) will sign up for conceal carry firearm permits this year. 

“So far, we’re pleased with the process,” Bond said. “The early application process allowed us to work out several issues.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 01/07/2014 2:45:38 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Me, my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and three grand daughters went to the range Sunday and we all shot while a couple of us watched the girls. Ages 4, 6, and 9 they were very excited to see all of us shooting the targets.

A couple of the girls liked the bad guy targets. The oldest is now demanding to take the same Basic Handgun (range/class) course her mom, dad, poppy and gammy took and to get her Georgia CCW too!


2 posted on 01/07/2014 3:14:32 AM PST by Gaffer
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I wish my sister would get her permit. She’s in Decatur Illinois and her husband is in the hospital a lot. She said crime is so bad that in summer she can’t even open windows in the day time. I don’t know if she keeps a gun in the house or not but she does have three big dogs inside. She has MS and is not very strong but she works every day. She won’t move back home to the South as long as he is living because he is from there but I wish they would leave that place. If he dies I think she will move back home. I just hope she lives that long.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 3:21:13 AM PST by Tennessee Conservative
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To: Tennessee Conservative

I hope she stays safe. It must feel terrible to be trapped somewhere you really don’t want to be.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 3:46:24 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Having been to Chicago many, many times, I can certainly see why someone would indeed want a CCW permit.

People there should arm themselves and religiously carry their weapons. The day may just come sooner than we anticipate when everyone needs that weapon against the street animals.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 4:02:00 AM PST by DaveA37
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Thank you! She hates Illinois but she loves her husband. She works as an aide in a hospital there. Her husband had a quadruple bypass a few years ago and he also suffers from schizophrenia. He spends most of his time in a mental hospital. His schizophrenia is genetic and he committed himself when it first started so that he wouldn’t take any chance of hurting her. Everybody in his family that has had it becomes violent. When he has spells where he is better he comes home briefly but when he starts getting bad he goes back to the hospital. I can’t imagine living with that plus mild MS and living in a place as dangerous as where she lives. I just hope she lives long enough to come back home to the South. It wasn’t so bad when her daughter lived close by but she moved to Texas a few months ago and now my sister is pretty much alone up there. After being raised on a farm in rural Tennessee, she has never completely adjusted to living in Illinois.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 4:20:25 AM PST by Tennessee Conservative
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To: markomalley

Does any one know if Illinois honors the Wisconsin CCP?


7 posted on 01/07/2014 6:52:49 AM PST by tom paine 2
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Check the USACarry website. Their data is usually pretty good.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 7:06:50 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: tom paine 2
Does any one know if Illinois honors the Wisconsin CCP?

Illinois doesn't even honor the Illinois CCP, what makes you think they will accept rednecks with evil guns and Bibles from out of state?

Are there rednecks in Wisconsin, is there enough sun light to create a decent red neck? {sorry about the Packers}

9 posted on 01/07/2014 7:24:37 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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