4/10/2012

The continuing debate over concealed carry in Illinois

With Illinois the only state that still bans concealed carry, it will again reexamine the issue.
The Family and Personal Protection Act (HB0148), failed to pass in the Illinois General Assembly by 6 votes last year, but is in committee again under the name HB5745, according to the Illinois General Assembly’s website. Co-sponsored by nine democratic and 29 republican representatives, the bill would allow Illinois residents to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. As recently as February 2012, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging Illinois’ ban on concealed carry permits. According to the judge’s ruling, “The United States Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit have recognized only a Second Amendment core individual right to bear arms inside the home.” DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler said more guns could lead to dangerous situations for the police. “Concealed carry laws are geared more toward the individual citizen’s protection for themselves,” Spangler said. “The more firearms we encounter, the more chances that bad things can happen for us as police officers.” . . .

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Blogger Unknown said...

“Concealed carry laws are geared more toward the individual citizen’s protection for themselves,” Spangler said. “The more firearms we encounter, the more chances that bad things can happen for us as police officers.”

What about the bad things that can happen for us as unarmed citizens?

4/13/2012 11:23 AM  
Blogger daplumber said...

It is so nice in Wisconsin, they have Concealed Carry, they have Open Carry and they have a lower Crime Rate too. Lets see, in Chicago the Murder Rate has risen 60% this year, the Gang Warfare is at an all time level of viciousness, with the Girlfriend of a murdered girlfriend being shot over 20 times... no Suspects in Custody! Oh and lets not forget the Lane Bryant Murders... still unsolved. Yes, Illinois can depend on our Police to show up after the Crime has been committed and make some good reports about the "Gun Violence", but Lt. Spangler, can you at least arrest the Killers that are doing the Killing. I believe the Criminals are emboldened by our lack of Self Defense and a Police System that can't catch them after they have Butchered Us! Lt. Spangler, I believe your ignorance and inability to perform your job, puts all Citizens of Illinois at risk of Bad Things happening. Lt. Spangler, of course, Concealed Carry Laws are geared towards the Citizens ability to protect themselves! You have a Gun, you don't need CCW, Duh!

4/30/2012 7:41 AM  

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