The drive to implement Illinoisâ€™ new concealed-carry law is dragging before it even starts, according to one of the stateâ€™s leading gun rights advocates.
National Rifle Association Illinois representative Todd Vandermyde struggles to find the words fit for mixed company. â€śThe emergency rules have a whole host of problems,â€ť says Vandermyde. â€śWeâ€™ve been trying to work through this for the last 90 days. If they donâ€™t want to be responsive, then thereâ€™s always another venue.â€ť
Vandermyde says whether State Police are trying or not, theyâ€™re making the process harder than they have to. For one thing, Vandermyde says, local police â€“ and not private vendors â€“ should be the ones conducting fingerprinting.