It looks like Illinois residents are not too crazy about the President Obama’s signature healthcare law, but they ARE excited about finally being able to exercise their 2nd amendment rights.
The number of people signing up for concealed carry permits in Illinois are outpacing the numbers for Obamacare applications, and it looks like the spread is only going to get bigger as the year progresses.
Just after a federal judge shot down Chicago’s unconstitutional ban on the sale of guns, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported that on Sunday alone 4,525 individuals signed up for firearm permits. In the first 2 MONTHS after the Obamacare website was open for business only 7,043 were enrolled in the not-so-affordable health care system.
According to the Sun Times,
Including Sunday’s total, Bond said more than 11,000 people have signed up because of an early application process that began Dec. 18 and that was open to firearm instructors.
Authorities have estimated 350,000 to 400,000 people will sign up for permits to carry their handguns in public within the first year of the law’s passing — close to 1,000 people a day.
Illinois was the last state in the US to allow it’s residents to carry concealed weapons, so it’s long overdue for the people of Illinois to finally be able to exercise their constitutional rights. And the numbers are reflecting that the people of Illinois are wasting no time in getting their permits.
Illinois residents are able to fill out applications here: https://ccl4illinois.com/ccw/public/home.aspx
Not all gun owners who apply for a concealed permit will get it however, as local police can lodge an objection to anyone they believe to be a threat to themselves or others.
The five-year permits cost $150 for residents and $300 for non-residents. State police will have 90 days to accept or reject each application in which the person has submitted electronic fingerprints through the website.
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