Chicago Man First to Have Gun-Carry Permit Revoked

Illinois concealed carry law took effect Jan. 1

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    A Chicago man is the first in Illinois to have his permit to carry a concealed weapon revoked.

    William P. O'Connell, 54, was arrested March 23 on suspicion of a misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    O'Connell was allegedly involved in a dispute over rent money with a 52-year-old man. Police say O'Connell pointed a handgun and threatened to shoot the man.

    The Illinois State Police have revoked O'Connell's concealed-carry permit. The law prohibits carrying by anyone involved in an action that could lead to disqualification.

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    State police spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed Monday that O'Connell is the first revocation subject.

    O'Connell did not immediately respond to a message left at his home.

    The Illinois concealed carry law took effect Jan. 1.