Would a student taking the concealed carry course who has served or is serving in the reserves of the U.S. Armed Forces be exempt from 8 hours of the mandatory training? Not sure if section 75 of ILCS 430 clarifies it.
ILCS 430, Sec. 75
(i) The Department and certified firearms instructors shall recognize 8 hours of training as completed toward the 16 hour training requirement under this Section, if the applicant is an active, retired, or honorably discharged member of the United States Armed Forces. Any remaining hours that the applicant completes must at least cover the classroom subject matter of paragraph (4) of subsection ( of this section, and the range qualification in subsection © of this Section.