Is concealed carry legal in Illinois?


Quick Answer

It is legal to conceal carry in the state of Illinois provided that the person has a valid concealed carry license issued by the state, according to the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. This act was signed into law in July 2013.

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Is concealed carry legal in Illinois?
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In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, the Illinois State Police lists the requirements for a concealed carry permit, including completing 16 hours of conceal carry firearms training with an approved instructor, a certificate of completion of the training, a valid driver's license, fingerprints, and a current head-and-shoulders photograph. Nonresidents may also apply for a conceal carry license through the state of Illinois in order to legally conceal carry within the state.

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