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Whether Illinois or Utah, concealed carry takes training

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Federal courts give Gov. Pat Quinn until Sunday to sign into law a bill allowing civilians to carry guns in public. But thousands of our state's residents already are licensed to carry guns throughout most of the nation -- except Illinois -- as nonresidents of Utah.

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As an Illinois resident, you can qualify for the Utah non-resident concealed carry weapons permit. Businesses charging money to help you get that permit say it will allow you to carry weapons in many states outside of this one. "It's like basic cable and adding the premium channels. Illinois will be basic cable," explains Ron Farkas, a Utah-certified firearms instructor conducting classes throughout the suburbs this month.
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