Lawsuit filed to speed concealed-carry

Published 07/12 2013 03:14PM

Updated 07/15 2013 02:17PM

Update: 10:05 pm
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though a law has been passed, the battle for concealed-carry is still brewing. State police have six months to put together a permit application system and start accepting applications, but gun advocates say they should be allowed to carry concealed weapons now.

Earlier this week, an East St. Louis woman filed a motion saying the state is violating her 2nd Amendment right by making her wait. She says it could take more like nine months to get a permit.

Friday, Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the court to throw out the request. No hearing has been scheduled.

Supporters joined the push to start carrying as soon as July 16. That's the date some gun owners say their FOID card should kick in to allow them to carry in compliance with the law as-is.

Original: 3:15 pm

SPRINGFIELD -- If you thought the battle over concealed-carry was over, think again. State police were given six months to put together a permit system, but gun rights advocates say they want to carry concealed weapons now.

An East St. Louis woman filed a motion saying the state is violating her 2nd Amendment right by making her wait. Friday, Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the court to throw out the request. No hearing has been scheduled.

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