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** FILE ** In this July 10, 2013 file photo, semi-automatic handguns are seen display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, Illinois residents for the first time can apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. For now, they can apply only online through the Illinois State Police website. Six months ago Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve a law allowing the public possession of a concealed firearm. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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** FILE ** In this July 10, 2013 file photo, semi-automatic handguns are seen display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, Illinois residents for the first time can apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. For now, they can apply only online through the Illinois State Police website. Six months ago Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve a law allowing the public possession of a concealed firearm. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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