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A Geneseo man is one of about 200 people in Illinois filing lawsuits across the state. They say the state denied their permits and they want to know why.

Because of lawsuits like these, Illinois issued new emergency rules for telling someone why they're denied. Now the state's review board has to tell applicants why and what agency said they shouldn't have a permit.

We talked with George Cox, a Geneseo man who said he wants these rules to be retroactive and he's taking the state to court.

"They lumped me in with felons, child molesters, domestic abuse people," said Cox.

He's a captain in the military. He served in Afghanistan as a critical care nurse.

"Everywhere you went you carried your weapon," said Cox. "So, it's not that I'm unfamiliar with them or comfortable around them. My job is to make sure people stay alive, follow the laws."

And that's what he says he's done since he came home.

"My service shows that I'm responsible, my training afterwards, my training prior," said Cox. "I have no criminal record, I've been accused and found not guilty."

Not guilty of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault on a peace officer.

"I felt like this officer disrespected myself and the uniform that I was wearing and I let him know what I thought of him," said Cox. "At no point did I ever threaten him."

Again, he was found not guilty, so he can't figure out why the state denied his permit.

"I'm a patriot that served my country, went in as an old man to do it, so I don't know what they got against me," said Cox.

So, he's suing to get answers and hopes that the new policies will help his case.

"I think in this new policy you should be able to go back and review the cases that have been denied and say you know what this guy was found not guilty in all of his charges," said Cox.

Henry County Sheriff James Padilla said they did file an objection against George Cox to get his concealed carry permit. Sheriff Padilla said because of pending litigation, he cannot explain what that objection was about.

 

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