The Attorney General’s office is filing a motion against a legal push by gun-rights advocates to immediately start carrying firearms publicly, rather than waiting months under Illinois' new concealed carry law.
Under the law, State Police have six months to set up a concealed-carry program before accepting applications. Then another 90 days to process the forms.
Gun-rights advocate Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association say that wait imposes irreparable harm on citizens by intruding on their Second Amendment right to publicly carry a firearm.
The state counters in a separate filing Thursday that Shepard needs to file a new complaint spelling out why the law's time allowances are unreasonable.
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