Skip to comments.State police prepping for concealed carry law - (Illinois Concealed Carry)
Posted on 05/13/2013 7:23:14 PM PDT by re_tail20
Even though lawmakers have been unable to agree on a plan allowing Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons, the Quinn administration has launched the process of building a computer system designed to handle future gun permits.
State purchasing documents show the Illinois State Police is spending $175,000 to begin automating the process used to identify people who will be prohibited from getting permits.
The contract, which is a part of a long-sought overhaul of the states beleaguered Firearm Owners Identification card program, represents just one piece of the additional manpower and computer upgrades state police officials say theyll need to bring Illinois in compliance with a federal court order allowing citi-zens to carry concealed firearms.
The state police awarded the no-bid contract this week on an emergency basis, saying without it, the state will not be ready to issue permits by the June 8 deadline dictated by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jessica Trame, bureau chief for the state polices firearm services division, said the agency is trying to be ready for the day when Illinois joins the rest of the nation with a law le-galizing concealed carry.
In addition to upgrading computers and adding new software, the agency must hire people to process applications once they begin flowing in.
Were writing job de-scriptions, Trame said.
The work behind the scenes comes as state lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement over how to comply with the federal order.
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Still best to avoid driving through the Ill state.
IL state may see ccw, but don’t bet on Chicago.
Actually they fear that black people with guns will hunt them down and kill them.
No doubt we have some history in the making. This can only result in good things.
I am having a serious comprehension problem here.
How can LE issue permits in the absence of any law authorizing permits?
Seems to me, that carry without a permit would become legal if the deadline expires and the legislature has not acted.
citi-zens? Buddhism downtown?
“Law” means something much different there.