Oh. My. Goodness. I wonder what impact this will have.
The list of "substantially similar" states deemed worthy as "substantially similar," thus allowing residents of those states to apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry License, has changed!
The prior list consisted of 4 states: HI, SC, NM, and VA.
The new list consists of 4 states, too, but retains only VA: AR, TX, MS, and VA.
From the ISP's FAQs:
How can I find out if my state's laws are considered "substantially similar?"The Illinois State Police sent a survey to each state to determine which of them has laws that are substantially similar. Currently, the only states considered to be substantially similar are Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia.
What will happen to those individuals issued licenses under the old list? Will their licenses be "cancelled"? Are their residents suddenly no longer trustworthy? Inquiring minds want to know.
What a mess.