The State of Illinois is trying to get a federal judge in East St. Louis to stop a push to get concealed carry immediately. The Illinois State Rifle Association and gun-rights advocate Mary Shepard argue that waiting harms citizens and intrudes on Second Amendment rights. The state wants Shepard to file a new complaint detailing why the time frame for concealed carry is unreasonable.
The Illinois State Police have six months to get a concealed carry program together and another 90 days after that to process forms before issuing licenses. Shepard and other gun rights advocates say that time frame is unconstitutional and residents should be given the right to immediately carry a concealed firearm.