It’ll be at least six months before Illinois residents can start applying for a license to carry a gun in public, but gun advocates say that's too long. The National Rifle Association has filed a motion asking a judge to let people with a valid firearm ID card start carrying as early as next Tuesday. Illinois' new gun law passed Tuesday gives the State Police until January to set up the concealed carry system.
The licensing process can take an additional 90 days. The NRA says people shouldn't be delayed any longer when it comes to their Second Amendment rights. They’re asking the courts to allow people to carry loaded guns wherever the new law allows.