WJBC the voice of central Illinois is reporting that a Concealed carry bill passes Illinois House committee.
State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, is again leading the charge as he has for years. His measure would allow Illinois residents with the proper training and permits to carry a concealed firearm.
What the 'proper' training and permits is yet to be seen, but hey it's a start.
To an opponent that said "more guns equal more violence." State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg said:
“We’re the only state,” he says. “If it was so bad why are there no other states trying to repeal this? It works. Crime has gone down everywhere this has gone into effect. So why are we the only ones?”
Hell to the yeah, bitches. Then, this bit of common sense comes out of his mouth:
“The presidents of the colleges have said they don’t want any form of concealed carry on their campuses. So that’s fine, but if they disarm that person that has a permit, and something happens like at Northern Illinois with the shooting, then they’re going to get the liability,” he says.
But what about Chicago? Well here it is.
The bill would pre-empt local ordinances in home-rule communities such as Chicago...
Next thing you know, they'll be passing some type of constitutional carry bill. This is great news for Illinois.