Choosing the proper training should be a very important factor while planning to attend any firearm training. Every instructor has a different way of instructing their students. Many things should be considered when choosing a firearm training center. How long have they been in business? Are they properly licensed? Google the location and check the reviews. With the technology that we have now, we can do research basically on anything you want with a click of a button. If negative reviews appear, then you should consider a different option.

Firearm training should never be considered as “just a few hours” remember that proper training will ultimately save your life. There are many facilities out there that just “turn and burn” which means after paying the required fees, they just spend a few hours and run the basics and eventually signing off on your certificate. It is scary to think that many people have received their certification in that manner. Obtaining the proper training, you should be able to feel confident that you were properly trained and that if you ever needed to ever draw your firearm, you would be ready to do so.

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration after obtaining firearm training. Are you prepared to draw your firearm? and if so are you prepared to discharge it? are you prepared for the consequences that come after? Before drawing your firearm, did you actually fear for your life? these are many questions that should be considered and that should be discussed in any classroom before certification. Remember that every time you draw your weapon, there will be consequences that can ultimately hurt you in the long run if not done properly. If you have made the decision that you want to attend any firearm training, conduct all research possible, and NEVER chose a company that has is known for just “signing off” on your credentials. Your life may depend on it!

Section 15. Objections by law enforcement agencies.

(a) Any law enforcement agency may submit an objection to a license applicant based upon a reasonable suspicion that the applicant is a danger to himself or herself or others, or a threat to public safety. The objection shall be made by the chief law enforcement officer of the law enforcement agency, or his or her designee, and must include any information relevant to the objection. If a law enforcement agency submits an objection within 30 days after the entry of an applicant into the database, the Department shall submit the objection and all information related to the application to the Board within 10 days of completing all necessary background checks.
(b) If an applicant has 5 or more arrests for any reason, that have been entered into the Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) System, within the 7 years preceding the date of application for a license, or has 3 or more arrests within the 7 years preceding the date of application for a license for any combination of gang-related offenses, the Department shall object and submit the applicant's arrest record, the application materials, and any additional information submitted by a law enforcement agency to the Board. For purposes of this subsection, "gang-related offense" is an offense described in Section 12-6.4, Section 24-1.8, Section 25-5, Section 33-4, or Section 33G-4, or in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 12-6.2, paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 16-30, paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 31-4, or item (iii) of paragraph (1.5) of subsection (i) of Section 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(c) The referral of an objection under this Section to the Board shall toll the 90-day period for the Department to issue or deny the applicant a license under subsection (e) of Section 10 of this Act, during the period of review and until the Board issues its decision.
(d) If no objection is made by a law enforcement agency or the Department under this Section, the Department shall process the application in accordance with this Act.

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