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First Concealed Carry License Revoked

First Concealed Carry License Revoked

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A Chicago man is the first in Illinois to have his permit to carry a concealed weapon revoked.

William P. O’Connell, 54,¬†was arrested March 23 on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

O’Connell was allegedly involved in a dispute over rent money with a 52-year-old man. Police say O’Connell pointed a handgun and threatened to shoot the man.

The Illinois State Police have revoked O’Connell’s concealed-carry permit. The law prohibits carrying by anyone involved in an action that could lead to disqualification.

State police spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed Monday that O’Connell is the first revocation subject.

O’Connell did not immediately respond to a message left at his home.

The Illinois concealed carry law took effect Jan. 1.

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