There are plenty of questions about Illinois' new concealed carry law, so a couple of area lawmakers are coming to host a pair of seminars on the topic. Tonight at 6:30 in the LeClaire Room at the Lewis & Clark Community College's N.O. Nelson campus in Edwardsville and Tuesday night at 6:30 at the O'Fallon Public Library, State Representatives Dwight Kay and Charlie Meier will answer questions you may have about the implementation of the new law.
Kay says he expects plenty of questions.
People who want to carry guns in public can start applying for permits in January, but the permits won’t likely be issued until April. That’s a couple weeks behind the originally scheduled March date. People will need to have at least eight hours of training on things like how to shoot, handle, and store a gun before they can get a permit.