As an ex Illinoi-eean. Born E. St Louis, and raised around there, Cahokia, Belleville, Hollywood Hieghts. I still dont understand why with some of the highest gun crime, out of our states, they wont let you defend yourself in public. I never understood needing a firearm owner card just toown a gun in my home. I left the children of the corn state, 15 years ago, and I love my freedom here in the Great North West. Keep up the fight guys, If you ever get them to change, you will love being able to legally conceal a weapon and walk around pretty much everywhere, and the great thing is letting it out to breath, in the open. No one can say not. Nothing like having my 9 Mil, on my hip and nodding a friendly howdy to the Po Po, as I walk by, knowing there is nothing they can do about my 2nd constitutional right. Life is good in America. God Bless you guys for your efforts in trying to attain those rights. Good luck in your efforts.