Illinois State Police officials say the first concealed carry licenses are being mailed.
Officials say the first permits are being sent to new license holders. Illinois State Police say 46,000 applications have been received so far. Of those, 5,000 applications have been approved, 300 have been denied, and they've received objections from local law enforcement agencies on 800 applicants.
Illinois gun owners began applying for the permits in January after the state became the last in the nation to allow people to carry concealed guns.
State officials believe as many as 400,000 people will apply for the concealed carry permits during the first year of the law.
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