Concealed carry seminar held in Carbondale, Illinois Tuesday


Anchor - Laura Emerson
Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

CARBONDALE, Ill. - People in the last state in the nation to legalized the carrying of concealed weapons are eager to get their licenses and have their questions answered.    

Tuesday night's full house at a concealed carry seminar in Carbondale, Illinois was evidence of that.

State Representative Mike Bost put the program together after his office got a lot of phone calls from people eager to get a license.

"I, as one of the sponsors of the bill, felt it was important to go ahead and have an event like this to keep people informed, let them know what they should be doing to position themselves best for receiving their concealed carry permits, Bost said.

Applicants in Illinois will need to get electronically fingerprinted at certain locations which offer the service.

Some public places, including schools, courthouses, amusement parks and casinos will still prohibit concealed weapons.