First Illinois concealed carry licenses going in mail

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The first concealed carry permits are going out to gun owners in Illinois.

State police say they’re ready to mail out the first round of approved licenses.

The general assembly passed a concealed carry law for Illinois last year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a ban was unconstitutional.

State police say the have received 46,000 applications since the process began.

After state police review an application,  local police departments can look it over and recommend approval or denial.

The concealed carry permit is valid for five years.

After it expires,  gun owners must reapply and undergo three hours of gun safety training.

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