CHICAGO—Illinois officials say some concealed carry applicants are having problems when trying to apply on the Illinois State Police website.
The issues are happening when applicants try to get a digital ID number. Monique Bond with ISP says the problem has to do with Java compatibility and the state is offering to help those who need it.
Bond says state police are aware of a “handful” of applicants having issues out of the roughly 30,000 online applications processed so far.
“I did have to update my browser to get the latest version (of Java),” said Bob Bollman, owner of The Gun Shoppe in Highland. “I can see how someone who didn’t use (computers) every day would have some issues."
The online application system to apply for permits was officially launched in Illinois earlier this month.
“We knew issues would pop up along the way and we’ve got to work together to get them straightened out,” said Okawville State Representative Charlie Meier.
State Police have up to 90 days to approve or deny applications, as long as the applications are complete and fingerprints are submitted in an electronic format.
The agency will have an additional 30 days to complete a manual background check if applicants choose not to submit fingerprints.
Illinois is the last state in the nation to allow concealed carry.
Illinois Rep. Charlie Meier, R-Okawville, is holding a seminar on the concealed carry law in Highland at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.