Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing back against gun rights advocates looking to accelerate concealed carry in the state.
Gun rights advocates are seeking to forgo the six-month timetable for the Illinois State Police to set up the concealed carry system prior to accepting applications for permits. The advocates, including the Illinois Rifle Association, are asking a U.S. District Judge to allow them to carry concealed firearms immediately, arguing that the wait is unconstitutional. Madigan filed paperwork today saying the advocates need to file a new complaint explaining why the wait is unconstitutional.
Last week, a bill legalizing concealed carry went into effect in Illinois.