Fewer Getting Concealed Carry Permits

(Springfield, IL) — The State Police approved far fewer concealed handgun permits last year than the year before and local police filed more objections to the applications that came in. In 2015, about 55-thousand concealed carry permits were granted, compared with about 95-thousand in 2014, the first year of the program. Local police and prosecutors raised objections to nearly eleven-thousand applications last year, more than twice the number from the previous year.