Thread: Congratulations Mississippi
Why am I posting an Open Carry story from Mississippi in the Illinois forum?
It's about civil rights! Mississippi becomes the 28th state to allow Open Carry without a permit, as a RIGHT on July 1. In Illinois the "pro gun" groups that are pushing licensed concealed carry only, have actively worked to kill off efforts to have even limited rural open carry on a FOID card or even include Open Carry in their permit bills ( like Indiana ). I am starting to believe that in Illinois, the greatest detractors of Open Carry are not the usual Chicago anti's, but the groups that are supposed to be protecting "our" rights. Well, their rights.
Last edited by kurt555gs; 04-01-2013 at 08:50 AM.
I try to keep abreast of what States are doing, but wasn't even aware this was "on the table." As I have been known to say over and over, it seems as if we get one victory, but follow up with two defeats.
Just to add "insult to injury", Illinois is a "home rule" state, so "dumpnpump" is correct.
How does that song go "Permit carry instructors money makes the world go around, the world go around".
Illinois has a unique opportunity for liberty, being sold off by the people who make a living teaching concealed carry classes. The problem is not Chicago, it is the lobbyists in Springfield, and yes that is some of those supposed 2A lobbyists. Make these bums earn their money, don't let them BS you with lies. Politics is about money, no matter which side of the line you they are on.
Originally Posted by Primus