In this file photo, semiautomatic handguns are seen displayed for purchase at an arms supply store in Springfield. Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed-carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014, according to numbers released by the agency. But while the number of granted permits is down, the number of objections to applications that were made by law enforcement has more than doubled.
In this file photo, semiautomatic handguns are seen displayed for purchase at an arms supply store in Springfield. Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed-carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014, according to numbers released by the agency. But while the number of granted permits is down, the number of objections to applications that were made by law enforcement has more than doubled. Staff AP
In this file photo, semiautomatic handguns are seen displayed for purchase at an arms supply store in Springfield. Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed-carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014, according to numbers released by the agency. But while the number of granted permits is down, the number of objections to applications that were made by law enforcement has more than doubled. Staff AP

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