Stateline Concealed Carry Classes Fill Up


BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- The first day to apply for a concealed carry permit is fast approaching and more Stateline neighbors are making sure they have all the right training to apply for one.

Lorraine Morris is licensed to carry a concealed weapon in Florida, Utah, and Nevada, and says she can't wait to add Illinois to that list. She was one of nearly a hundred people signed up for RSM Firearms' first concealed carry permit class. Morris and some of her girlfriends say the class was a unique way to spend time together while also earning the 16 hours of training they need to apply for their permits.

"It’s about time. Illinois has been behind the times and it’s about time they joined the 21st century," says Lorraine Morris.

“It’s just a wonderful feeling of empowerment. You become good at it, accurate at it, safe at it. We train at least monthly our girls group and we just thoroughly enjoy it,” says Tina Thomas.

Most everyone at Saturday’s class said they think it’s better that more people will be armed once concealed carry goes into effect.

“I think it levels the playing field and actually feel safer with more people armed because of the good people of society. It’s unfortunate it’s the bad people who have guns right now so we're going to level the playing field," says RSM Firearms owner Rob Miskewitch.

"Everyone that gets the concealed carry is a responsible person, it’s unlike the criminals, they don’t have the safety courses, they don't care, they’re going to do it one way or the other," says Morris.

She says it was a successful day on the range; she logged the last few hours needed to apply for her permit on January 5th.

A concealed carry permit will cost one hundred and fifty dollars and it's good for five years. For more on the requirements: http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm

For more on RSM Firearms classes: http://rsmfirearms.com/

Lorraine Morris is licensed to carry a concealed weapon in Florida, Utah, and Nevada, and says she can't wait to add Illinois to that list. She was one of nearly a hundred people signed up for RSM Firearms' first concealed carry permit class. Morris and some of her girlfriends say the class was a unique way to spend time together while also earning the 16 hours of training they need to apply for their permits.

"It’s about time. Illinois has been behind the times and it’s about time they joined the 21st century," says Lorraine Morris.

“It’s just a wonderful feeling of empowerment. You become good at it, accurate at it, safe at it. We train at least monthly our girls group and we just thoroughly enjoy it,” says Tina Thomas.

Most everyone at Saturday’s class said they think it’s better that more people will be armed once concealed carry goes into effect.

“I think it levels the playing field and actually feel safer with more people armed because of the good people of society. It’s unfortunate it’s the bad people who have guns right now so we're going to level the playing field," says RSM Firearms owner Rob Miskewitch.

"Everyone that gets the concealed carry is a responsible person, it’s unlike the criminals, they don’t have the safety courses, they don't care, they’re going to do it one way or the other," says Morris.

She says it was a successful day on the range; she logged the last few hours needed to apply for her permit on January 5th.

A concealed carry permit will cost one hundred and fifty dollars and it's good for five years. For more on the requirements: http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm

For more on RSM Firearms classes: http://rsmfirearms.com/


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