Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon and a firearms working group want people to learn how to shoot before getting a concealed carry permit.  She says some states issue the permits after the applicant completes a simple class, but that's not good enough for Illinois.   

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Simon and the working group offered a full list of suggestions to lawmakers, who are in the process of drafting a concealed carry bill.  Their suggestions include background checks, basic training, and bans on guns in certain places, like schools.  Lawmakers have just over two months to get a law on the book.  There has been a lot of talk about the proposal in Springfield but so far, no actual bill has passed in either the House or the Senate.  

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