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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois is creating a statewide system to regulate access to firearms by people who have mental health problems.
 
The Department of Human Services unveiled an online database Monday that will be used to compile information about people a professional deems a "clear and present danger" to themselves or others.
 
Human Services Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler says Illinois' new concealed-carry law broadened the requirements of who must report information and kind of details must be shared.
 
Mental health professionals must report people in Illinois who've been declared in court to be mentally disabled, developmentally disabled, or meet qualifications for posing a "clear and present danger."
 
That information is checked against a list of those qualified to own a gun. The Illinois State Police then investigate the matter.
 
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Tuesday, 01 October 2013 00:19

ISP posts CCW training requirements online

   As the Illinois State Police get ready to begin issuing concealed weapons permits, they're letting residents know more about the requirements of the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.  

   Concealed carry license applicants must successfully complete 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom and range instruction.   So the ISP website now includes a list of approved concealed carry firearms training curricula.  The website also provides an updated list of qualified instructors.  

   Concealed carry license applications will be available by January 5, 2014.  

   More information can be found at the ISP's firearms ccw website.

 

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