It's not "just a thought". It is reality.
As I have pointed out in another thread, pay attention to the likelihood that all the folks ranting against CCW laws in Illinois will suddenly become their biggest supporters.
If Illinois pro-2A politicians are worth their salt, they'll not pass any legislation, resulting in constitutional carry (as bans on carrying become null, and any laws forbidding it become unconstitutional.). There is a slight question about Illinois being a "home rule" state, but I fail to see any exception to laws against carry becoming invalid. The ruling doesn't except counties or cities from this ruling, therefore, home rule or not, ANY law forbidding carry of any type would be invalidated. Hence: Constitutional carry.
However, one frightening aspect I keep noticing is the tendency of everyone to remark; "When Illinois passes a CCW law.......etc.".
WHAT? Can't people come to terms with freedom? It's as if someone has struck off the chains and yelled, "ATTENTION SLAVES! YOU ARE NOW FREE!"
...only to observe them begin discussions on how to forge more comfortable chains and how tightly the new one's should fit.
Well, if folks can't stand COMPLETE FREEDOM, and insist upon crafting CCW legislation to regulate something that will become completely unregulated....
...hopefully, the Illinois pro-2A politicians will see that they can hold anti-gun politicians feet to the fire upon threat of the 180 days expiring.
If Illinois fails to get "shall issue", full pre-emption, national reciprocity, no training requirement, and myriads of other "comfortable shackles" in the CCW legislation they seem intent on restricting themselves with...
...it will be only because they are stupid, or not as "pro-2A" as they say they are.