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Concealed carry permit backlog concerns Quinn


CHICAGO -- As the Illinois State Police struggles to deal with the backlog of applications for gun ownership, Governor Pat Quinn is getting ready to talk to lawmakers about it.

At issue - making sure the state police have enough resources at their disposal to deal with the backlog.

In July Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow residents to carry concealed weapons.

Currently the Illinois State Police has 49,000 applications for Firearm Owners Identification cards awaiting approval.

Police estimate there will be 400,000 applications for "carry" permits in the first year.

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