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Lawmakers Already Tweaking Concealed Carry

Lawmakers Already Tweaking Concealed Carry

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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.”

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