News

Illinois Gun Trainers Finding Range Time Scarce

Illinois Gun Trainers Finding Range Time Scarce

Photo: clipart.com

Instructors have seen a huge spike in demand for firearms training, but say they’ve had difficulty finding shooting ranges available for lessons.

Illinois State Police officials have begun accepting applications allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in public. But it requires 16 hours of safety training before an application is accepted.

James Monk II of Naperville says he’s trained about 80 people since November. He says it’s difficult to schedule training because there’s a wait for gun ranges and classrooms to become available at the same time.

Barry Soskin owns Article II Range in Lombard and allows outside trainers to teach there. He says some ranges that have indoor classrooms are not opening up to independent instructors.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Southern Illinois Town Investigating Suspicious Fires

fire

Historical building gutted by fire Friday night.

in Local

Helpful Hints for Healthful Superbowl Snacking

Veggie Tray

MMC Registered Dietician Christina Rollins has ideas to slim down Superbowl snacks.

in Local

Accountability of Charter Schools in Illinois Raises Questions

School Clip Art

A new report alleges fraud up to $27 million.

in Local

Illinois State Police Urge Caution on Roads

winter travel

Illinois State Police say it's best to slow down and leave plenty of room between vehicles on the roads today.

in Local

Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

basketball

A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.