Illinois Concealed Carry Training?
Now that Illinois has 6 months to pass a law I am wondering a few things. There is a guy with a facebook page entitled (Illinois Conceal Carry) that has been teaching courses with the intent of having you ready to get your conceal and carry card the minute the law is passed. This seems bogus to me as there isn't even a law yet.
The intent is there to prepare people, but I'm thinking that the best bet would be to get conceal and carry cards in multiple states and hope that when Illinois passes the law they will honor these other state permits.
Any other input?
Thoughts from an IL state certified instructor
I don't know anything about anyone teaching a class specifically entitled "IL concealed carry training", but I can tell you what I have been doing; which is giving a class on "Self Defense and The Law", (SDL) which is a 6 hour seminar all about the judicious use of deadly force in Illinois, and IL criminal law. This is an expanded version of the class I teach for the Chicago Firearms Permit. Since I am an IL state certified instructor, I tell people that as soon as the IL permit system is good to go, I will be in a position to teach it. Therefore, if they take my SDL class prior to, I will credit them for the classroom portion of the permit requirement. Then all they have to do is come back and for a nominal fee finish up whatever the rest of the requirements will be- live fire, basic safety orientation, etc. The thinking is that any permit training requirement will no doubt include a mandatory portion on appropriate use of deadly force, IL law, and legal issues surrounding the gun. So by taking the SDL course now, they will get a jump on the permit process and most likely not have to take a full 4-6 hour classroom portion over again. Plus, they get some great information on how to keep their freedom and finances intact in case they have to use a weapon for self defense on their own property. Nobody wants to be the next George Zimmerman. I've been teaching it a Cabela's in Hoffman Estates over the past couple months. If anyone wants more info you can visit the website at URI Firearms Training.