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Concealed handgun ban faces shootout in Illinois
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The Illinois Legislature is nearing a vote on whether the state will become the nation's 49th to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports today.

"It's heating up. We think we're close," Todd Vandermyde, a National Rifle Association lobbyist, told the newspaper. "You've got 48 states that have this. That's a statement."

State Rep. Harry Osterman, D-Chicago, a leading opponent of the plan, told the Post-Dispatch that "arming this state is going to make more and more people feel that they need to protect themselves, and it could escalate all the handguns that are out there."

Similar efforts have failed before, but this time the Illinois Sheriff's Association is behind the NRA. "I think it will reduce crime," St. Clair County Sheriff Mearl Justus told the paper, who once opposed the plan. "I used to feel that way, but 48 states can't be wrong."

If Illinois goes along, Wisconsin will be the last state with a ban.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

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I hope they pass it

But if it passes and the crime rates drop, do you think the LIBS will agknowledge that it worked!?!

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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no

they only look at how something makes them feel. and guns make them insecure.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:34 PM

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TRUTH! That is not a word in their flaming faggot minds.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:40 PM

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Because we have most of them! LOL

6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:50 PM

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I got an idea

How about we place the ultimatum that each person who writes a piece of shit legislation regarding gun rights, faces a charge of treason if there piece of shit doesn't pass, for infringing (or attempting to) on my rights. I bet that would thin out all the low blows these fuckers try and fly in under the radar (ie the stimulus bill and hr 45) sorry that was my rant for the day... Good luck Illinois.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:55 PM

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i happen to live in wisc. cc has passed twice but our gov. vetoed both times.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:57 PM

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Sounds like

it's time for a new Gov.!

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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Impeach the bastard.

Impeach the bastard.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 6:46 PM

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'allows' concealed carry, IF you can get a permit, which every local jurisdiction stomps all over on. The only good concealed carry laws have teeth in them. For example, Washington State law requires that a local jurisdiction issue a permit within 30 days or furnish a reason why they won't (60 days for non-residents). As a result, the local PD can't sit on it and you don't have to provide a 'reason' as a justification.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 8:23 PM

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Kansas CC Law

was vetoed twice by Kathleen Sebelius. It was overridden by state legislature the second time. Hah hah hah, BITCH!!!!! Hope she dies.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 9:16 PM

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damn whats with all the lib governor, had the same prob in Texas until we got GW Bush in as governor.

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