The Illinois State Police will begin accepting applications on January 5. A newly launched website helps explain what all that will involve. Follow the website's "Checklist Prior to Applying" link, and a state police spokeswoman says applicants can save time. The checklist has items like getting a LiveScan electronic fingerprint, and a state digital ID.
But while a press release touting the new website says it's intended to provide a user-friendly portal, the National Rifle Association's Todd Vandermyde says gun-owners have their doubts. Try getting a digital ID? And many common Internet browsers are unsupported. "So at this point we are having a question as to whether or not this rollout is going to mimic the Obamacare website rollout." The NRA's arguing for a paper submission alternative.