The Family and Personal Protection Act is one long sucker and with some overbearing requirements. From what I read (and I am not a lawyer) it is trying to mix Shall Issue with May Issue but favoring Shall Issue strongly. Illinois Resident will need a FOID card to get their permits, it makes the data obtained private, It requires a minimum of four hours of training by a certified firearms instructor (NRA Instructor heavily mentioned which should make Antis go crazy) and a whole lot of other stuff.
I think the complexity of this bill is to simply calm down the worries of the Chicago Gang and other nannies afraid of “Wild West Shootouts” and “Blood On The Streets.” Still not a bad compromise and if history is any indicator, if it ever becomes the law, it will be modified within 5 years in favor of Gun Owners.
If you have 10 to 15 minutes, you can read the text of the bill and if you feel like it, leave your opinions in the comments section.
Let’s hope it becomes law, warts and all.