WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Only One South Central Illinois Instructor Has Been Approved To Teach Concealed Carry

Only One South Central Illinois Instructor Has Been Approved To Teach Concealed Carry

Almost all of the 54 instructors approved so far to train Illinois residents applying for applications to carry concealed weapons are from extreme Northern Illinois.  The only South Central and Southern Illinois instructor approved is Alan Wiggers of Nashville, who operates a business called On Target Firearms Academy.  

Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond says as many as 1,000 more applications have been received.   In July, Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve a law allowing the public possession of firearms.

Anyone who wants to apply for a concealed-carry license must complete 16 hours of training from a state-approved instructor. The instructor also must use the state's training curricula.  Applications for concealed-carry licenses will be available from state police beginning Jan. 5.  

A list of instructors can be found at: www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw.

See other LocalNews news:

Children's Parade and Fall Festival Kick of Day of Fun in Centralia
Police Beat for Saturday, October 25th, 2014
US Judge Names Monitor of IDOT Hiring
Illinois Quarantine For Who Touched Ebola Patients
Ex-Pastor Sentenced for Molestation




This Site logo