Illinois lawmakers are considering amending the state’s new concealed carry legislation — even though the first concealed carry permits haven’t been issued.
Some of the proposals would make it easier to get a permit, while others would expand the list of locations where people would be allowed to carry weapons. Others would tighten restrictions.
State Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) wants to cut the number of required training hours in half for people who want a concealed carry permit.
But State Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), who was the chief sponsor of the original legislation says it’s too early to tweak the law. He says “everybody needs to take a deep breath.”