There are two things I know about it.
One is that it is a “shall issue” instead of a “may issue”, as long as the applicant passes a background check and pays a fee.
Two is that if the applicant is denied by the Illinois State Police, that applicant can appeal the rejection to a newly created Board designed to examine rejections, instead of to the Illinois State Police, which did the rejecting in the first place.
I agree for the most part. Started out more like may issue and morphed to shall issue. Hope somewhere in the bill it doesn’t give lawmakers a loophole of some sort to revert to may issue. In IL, of course, that would mean contributing heavily to the correct party in order to even be considered. Would leave me and all of my patriot friends unable to obtain a permit.
Would that we could get that in California.
I thought they also inserted a "safety course" requirement into the bill, or did that get pulled back out?