Now even Illinois seriously considering concealed carry law
Illinois lawmakers are taking aim at some new legislation that would make it legal for gun owners to carry concealed weapons.
House Bill 148, named the Family and Personal Protection Act, is seen as giving gun rights advocates their best chance at getting the legislation passed.
Already 48 other states have some form of this law and proponents say HB 148 levels the playing field between criminals and law abiding citizens in Illinois.
"Criminals don't follow the law and law abiding citizens who follow the law should be able to protect themselves, their property and their family so it's a question right now of the fact that a lot of citizens are disarmed and really sitting ducks for criminals," said Attorney Walter Maksym, who has represented numerous plaintiffs, including the man challenging Chicago's handgun regulation. . . .