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Patch Flash: IL Gun Advocates Push for Concealed Carry Law

Poll: Should Illinois residents be able to carry concealed weapons?

 

Illinois remains the only state in the union without a concealed weapon carry law, but gun advocates want to change that.

On Wednesday, the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee approved House Bill 5745, sponsored by downstate Democrat Brandon Phelps, according to the Huffington Post.  The measure would allow residents to carry concealed weapons

Phelps said he was optimistic about the bill's passage this time around -- but his hopes have been up in the past.

A similar bill sponsored by Phelps last year failed by six votes, due to Chicago politicians. 

Sully March 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Targets, maybe when or if you ever grow up, you'll realize there is not a threat in everything you see that you don't like or you disagree with. Not everyone has to be just like you. That's what individualism is really about. The adult world is not a bad place. Maybe one day you'll join it, but I doubt it at this point.
Targets_Whiny_libturds March 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Such machoism!
C0untZer0 March 15, 2012 at 01:52 PM
The anti-gun hypocrisy: If a woman is raped and strangled to death, the gun control advocates will pile up teddy bears and stuffed animals at the crime scene, gather round in a candlelight vigil, and sing “We Shall Overcome”, while they weep and take turns expressing their sorrow for such a tragedy. But if that same woman had armed herself and shot her attacker dead, those same gun-control advocates condemn her, revile her, label her as dangerous, and call for her to be punished. Think it doesn’t happen? Read the history of Hale DelMar, not only does it happen, it did happen: http://reason.com/archives/2005/06/01/self-defense-vsmunicipal-gun-b/singlepage
C0untZer0 March 15, 2012 at 03:16 PM
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2012/0311/Gun-nation-Inside-America-s-gun-carry-culture The article examines the rising acceptance of the armed citizenry and how "gun control" has largely shrunk to local attempts to limit where state-granted concealed carry rights may extend: Thirty years after a powerful gun-control movement swept the country, Americans are embracing the idea of owning and carrying firearms with a zeal rarely seen since the days of muskets and militias. A combination of favorable court rulings, grass-roots activism, traditional fears of crime, and modern anxieties about government has led to what may be a tipping point on an issue that just a few years ago was one of America's most contentious. Gun rights have now expanded to the point where the fundamental question seems not to be "should we be able to carry guns," but instead is "where can't we carry them?" The answer ? Illinois. But not for long... : )
keith May 04, 2012 at 04:36 AM
I guess i wont be moving back to Lake County illinois anytime soon . I live in the suburbs of New Orleans I conceal carry a draco ak47 pistol with 20 rd mag. My friends live in a neighborhood where a lot shootings take place . Some guy was shot and killed on his porch four blocks down on the same street . I dont have a problem in that neighborhood because the people that live there know i am armed to a T and i am not infringing upon no ones drug sales. To me not being able carry a firearm is a stupid idea like the police are going to be around to save you arse.

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