Illinois State Police provide update on concealed carry program
before Jan. 5
preview application for public with demonstrations
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[January 02, 2014]
CHICAGO — In advance of the Jan.
5 statutory deadline, Illinois State Police officials provided an
update on the Concealed Carry License program and previewed the CCL
application process for the public.
ISP officials were also joined by Vermilion County Sheriff Patrick
Hartshorn, who is president of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association,
Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police President John Kennedy,
House Deputy Majority Leader Frank Mautino and ISP staff members.
Central Management Services also provided a step-by-step PowerPoint
presentation on how to navigate the portal and obtain a digital ID.
Since early July, the ISP has been providing the public with regular
updates on the CCL process, including FAQs, firearms instructor
training requirements, firearms instructor databases, approved
curriculums, signage requirements, training, and the ability to
apply for a digital ID and submit electronic fingerprints. A new CCL
unit has been created and is currently operating out of the ISP
central headquarters building in Springfield.
"Today's preview of the CCL application should provide the public
with a glimpse into the application process a week before the
application is posted online," said ISP Col. Marc Maton, who has
been overseeing the project. "We have built a system from the ground
up, and our dedicated team has met every deadline and milestone
under the statutory requirements," he stressed.
Officials also used the opportunity to remind the public about
the new Gun Safety and Responsibility Act (HB1189).
Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law to improve gun safety and to
strengthen the Firearm Owner's Identification program, known as FOID.
The Gun Safety and Responsibility Act is a law that requires
citizens engaged in the sale of a firearm to contact the Illinois
State Police for verification of the purchaser's FOID card number.
The law also requires the reporting of lost or stolen firearms to
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Effective Jan. 1, all private firearm transactions in
Illinois must be approved by the Illinois State Police. Any
non-federally licensed firearm dealer who desires to transfer or
sell a firearm will be required to contact the Illinois State
Police and provide the purchaser's Firearm Owners Identification
card number. The Illinois State Police will determine the
validity of the FOID card and issue an approval number, which
will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue. The seller is
permitted to transfer the firearm to the purchaser after
obtaining the approval number and waiting 24 hours for a rifle
or shotgun or 72 hours for a pistol.
A private firearm transaction approval number can be requested
24/7 from the Illinois State Police, preferably through the ISP
http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidp2p.cfm, or by calling
217-524-3847 during normal business hours.
The department's Concealed Carry website address can be accessed
The ISP will continue to regularly update its concealed carry
on the website with information regarding the Illinois concealed
[Text from file received from the
Illinois State Police]