More than 13,000 concealed carry applications have gotten preliminary approval in Illinois as of Tuesday, according to the Illinois State Police.
More than 4,500 were filed Sunday, the first day that applications were made available. As of Tuesday, more than 15,500 applications had been filed. About 7,000 of the applications that have been reviewed were filed in December when some applicants were able to place early submissions. At least 105 applications have been rejected because they were incomplete.
As of now, applications are only available for submission online at the Illinois State Police web site. Paper applications will be available come July 1.
In other gun related news, a federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago's ordinance banning gun sales within city limits “goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms,” according to the opinion.
U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang has, however, stayed his opinion, which provides the city a chance to appeal the decision. Chang opened the door for the city to revise its ordinance by noting that a less prohibitive ordinance would be lawful.