This is a major step forward. Amazing really. Not the whole enchilada, but amazing none the less. There may yet be hope for Maryland and DC.
Dave Workman chimes in on the override of the Govenor's veto.
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Anti-gun Gov. Pat Quinn suffered a major defeat Tuesday when the Illinois
General Assembly overrode his concealed carry veto.
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You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC
Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.
The prohibited places makes me laugh and cry at the same time.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)
If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor
I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
I wish it was a major step but this is just a PoS "sqeaker" that got us a toehold.
Now we need to "crowbar" the door even more.
That makes two of us!
What galls me even more is that Judge Posner said "reasonable restrictions" in his December decision. With more hours of "training" than any other state, a "non-refundable fee" (higher than most other states) of $150 ($300 for non-residents) just to apply, NO reciprocity at all, etc., how does this qualify as "reasonable restrictions"??
I cannot congratulate the people of IL at all. They were handed back a RIGHT and turned around and traded it for a PRIVILEGE! Several gun "rights" groups and lobbyists had everybody running scared as if the infamous "cliff" was more than a metaphor. Rather than taking their rights and pushing for equal freedom in home rule communities, they put everyone in an equally comfortable set of chains. There was no need for the garbage law they have now, but that's what they got. Great job, IL, you got some pretty new carpet on the floor of your cage. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back.
I have heard it said that the definition of a pro-gun Chicago Republican is a former anti-gun Chicago Democrat whose family has been raped and/or mugged.
Yellow Cat Out -
My cats support the Second Amendment. NRA Life Member, NRA Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, & Personal Protection - NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Utah BCI Certified Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor.
"Permission Slips" from Utah, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, and Florida. _ Verily, thou shalt not fiddle with thine firearm whilst in the bathroom stall, lest thine spouse seek condolences from thine friends.