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    IL CCL - Change to list of approved states

    For anyone interested in obtaining a nonresident concealed carry license (CCL) in Illinois, be advised the list of approved states (those deemed "substantially similar") has changed. Previously, only residents of Virginia, Hawaii, New Mexico, or South Carolina with a license from their home...
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    NDAA Contains Military Firearm Carry Provision

    The U.S. House and Senate have both passed the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with veto-proof majorities. It is headed to the President now for signature. One provision of this policy bill requires the DOD to establish a process by which installation commanders...
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    Gun-Free Zone: The Movie

    If you're interested in learning about Illinois' story of progressing from a state-wide Criminal Protection Zone to a state with a shall-issue concealed carry law, this documentary is for you: Gun-Free Zone: The Movie - YouTube
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    Nevada Recognizes IL CCLs

    Those with an IL CCL can now conceal carry in Nevada: Link Removed Note that IL does not reciprocate--NV resident permit holders cannot carry concealed in IL.
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    Carrying in San Antonio

    I'm flying to San Antonio from out of state to attend a conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. I am staying in the Crockett Hotel, and plan to bring my CCW with me. My state has reciprocity with TX. Other than the mandatory posting of bars, are there many Criminal Protection...
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    Illinois now allows New Mexico residents to apply for CCL

    See It may take up to 24 hours for you to see the changes (based on experience when Illinois added Virginia). This change means that Illinois now allows residents of 4 other states (HI, SC, VA, NM) to apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry License as non-residents...
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    Illinois adds Virginia

    For those that are interested, Illinois now allows Virginia residents to apply for a nonresident concealed carry license. You must have an active Virginia concealed handgun permit, and meet all of the training and other requirements according to Illinois state law in order to apply.
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    IL now allows SC residents to apply for CCL

    If you have a concealed carry license from SC, you may now apply for an Illinois CCL if you wish to do so. Illinois just added SC to their list of states (formerly just Hawaii) considered to be "substantially similar." Carry on! kwc
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    Illinois State Police final FCCL admin rules published

    For those interested, ISP has published its final administrative rules for executing the Firearms Concealed Carry Act. See here, starting on page 2322: Link Removed Of note to instructors is the requirement to have an IL CCL after April 16, 2014. Since IL isn't currently issuing non-resident...
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    New IL CCL Website is Live

    New web site launched today with slightly more information regarding the application process: One thing that surprised me was the need to obtain a digital certificate first in order to apply online. As a military member currently residing in IL...
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    Tip for Successful IWB - Lose weight!

    I just wanted to share my brief journey with successfully concealing a subcompact handgun inside the waistband (IWB). At 5' 8" with a 38" waist, I found that even a Ruger LCP didn't hide well because the excess "energy storage" around my middle was pushing outward on the grip and printing...
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    Highland Pistol & Rifle Club

    Does anyone have any experience shooting at the Highland Pistol and Rifle Club? It's about a 30-minute drive from my current residence and I am considering a visit and possible membership. Thanks! Kwc
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    Military - residency status for CCW license?

    I'm an active duty AF member (PA resident) stationed in IL. I was able to get a FOID card, although not necessary, essentially categorized as a resident for that purpose. Does anyone know how the new CCW law will apply to military members? Will I qualify for resident status? Thanks! Kwc