Fox Chicago reports that more than 11,000 people have signed up for concealed carry permits in the first day of the online application process:
Illinois officials say they’ve received more than 11,000 applications for concealed carry permits.
The online application system to apply for permits was officially launched in Illinois on Sunday. On Monday, Illinois State Police said they had received 4,525 applications for concealed carry permits were received within 24 hours. The other 6,500 applications came from firearms instructors who the state let apply early for permits to help test the functionality of the online application system.
By comparison, in the first two months of Obamacare exchange online availability, only 7,000 Illinoisans had enrolled in the exchange.
After becoming the last state in the country to allow concealed carry, citizens of Illinois are ready to exercise their second amendment rights.