Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the concealed carry bill recently passed by the Illinois legislature is “fatally flawed.” Dart says the measure’s permitting process wouldn’t stop some people from having guns who shouldn’t have them.
Dart made the assertion in a letter Wednesday to Gov. Pat Quinn that was obtained by the Associated Press. Quinn is considering whether to sign the bill into law.
Dart says the bill is unworkable. He says law enforcement agencies wouldn’t be able to conduct thorough-enough investigations when they object to applicants they suspect are a danger to themselves or others.
The sheriff also says the number of applications will overwhelm law enforcement agencies.
A federal appeals court has ordered Illinois to allow concealed carry.