Gun Laws

Statehouse
5:03 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Police prepare for an estimated 400,000 concealed carry permit applicants

Illinois State Police say they’re expecting hundreds of thousands of people to apply for permits to carry concealed weapons in 2014. As Illinois Public Radio’s Alex Keefe reports, the state begins taking general applications this weekend.

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Statehouse
4:25 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

New Laws Restrict Private Gun Sales in 2014

The concealed carry system isn't the only new gun law in Illinois for 2014. As Illinois Public Radio's Brian Mackey reports, there are new restrictions on how private citizens can sell firearms.

Peer-to-peer gun sales are going to get somewhat more cumbersome. As Illinois State Police Colonel Marc Maton explains, the seller has to check on the status of the buyer's Firearm Owners' Identification, or FOID card.

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