Saturday, February 21, 2009

Illinois House panel recommends CCW law passage

From the Land of Lincoln:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A state House panel is recommending that the General Assembly give Illinois residents the right to carry concealed weapons.

The proposals are expected to garner opposition from Chicago-area lawmakers, who have expressed concern about increased gun violence

Supporters of a concealed weapon law say the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last summer overturning a handgun ban in Washington D.C., and an endorsement of concealed carry by the Illinois Sheriffs' Association gives a boost to their efforts.

Article here. Expect Chicago King Daley and his minions to step up the pressure to kill this bill. As an aside, notice the reporter's language: the panel recommends the legislature "give Illinois residents the right to carry concealed weapons." [emphasis added] The wording reflects the erroneous "rights come from government" approach that is so pervasive in our society.

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