carry permits http://wkms.org en IL State Police Struggling Over Gun Permits http://wkms.org/post/il-state-police-struggling-over-gun-permits <p></p><p>The Illinois State Police continues to struggle with a backlog of applications for gun ownership. So it remains to be seen how they can handle an influx of requests for permits to carry concealed weapons. The department has 49,000 applications for Firearm Owners Identification cards awaiting approval.</p><p>A new law allows the carrying of concealed weapons. Police estimate there&#39;ll be 400,000 applications for &quot;carry&quot; permits in the first year. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:55:17 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 35299 at http://wkms.org IL State Police Struggling Over Gun Permits Tennessee Bill Sealing Handgun Permit Records Moves to Senate http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-bill-sealing-handgun-permit-records-moves-senate <p></p><p>A proposal to seal Tennessee's handgun carry permit records from public scrutiny is headed for a full Senate vote.</p><p>The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Ferrell Haile unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. The companion bill passed 84 - 10 in the state House last month. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:28:05 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30089 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Bill Sealing Handgun Permit Records Moves to Senate Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits http://wkms.org/post/ramsey-against-nra-backed-sealing-carry-permits <p></p><p>Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is opposing a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block public access to the state's handgun carry permits. Ramsey says the ability to scrutinize the identities of people with handgun carry permits strengthens gun advocates' arguments that they are worthy of carrying loaded firearms in public. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28189 at http://wkms.org Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits