FILE -In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. State residents are just starting to receive ... more 
FILE -In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. State residents are just starting to receive their concealed carry licenses sent out by the Illinois State Police. Phelps considers the mailings tangible proof that the new law, one enacted after a federal court struck down the state’s previous ban on concealed carry, is here to stay. Phelps went through the state-required training in December and continues to wait for his concealed-carry application to be processed. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Perlman, File
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