Skip to comments.Gun bills OKd by House panel - Concealed-carry moves sicken foes [Illinois]
Posted on 03/09/2005 12:09:08 PM PST by Mini-14
SPRINGFIELD -- Average citizens could carry concealed weapons under two bills that won overwhelming approval in a House committee Tuesday, setting up a rare, full-blown House floor fight over the issue that advocates say will make people safer and critics contend will lead to more gun violence.
The move further buttressed the National Rifle Association's strategy to not only blunt Mayor Richard Daley's push for gun-control laws but to take the fight to him with a frontal assault of its own.
"I'm heartsick," said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), a major advocate of gun control. The NRA is on a "rampage" in Springfield, Currie said.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
3/5 majority in both the House and Senate, as a 3/5 majority is constitutionally required to implement a pre-emption clause that overrides local ordinances.
I am surprised.
passing pro-gun bills sicken liberals? Great! We need to pass as many as possible then!
Fantastic news. Hopefully we'll get some movement on a national reciprocity bill that's supposed to be coming down the pike.
Self-ping to CCW map.
"The NRA is on a "rampage" in Springfield, Currie said."
Better the NRA than the criminals who prey on the unarmed.
right to carry ping
By the way , could somebody out there give me the phonetic pronunciation of Blago-whatsis name? Thanks in advance--
35 States have concealed carry laws and none of them have experienced an increase in violent crime as a result, yet the left still screams about blood in the streets if it passes. Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I guess the left is proving that they're insane.
too cool fer school! Go Illini
bla (as in blah)-GOY-yevich
Did you mean "...have experienced
an increase a decrease in violent crime ..."?
Sorry! I misread your statement. You said exactly what you meant to say!
This is good news. I've faced robbers twice in Illinois (once in Chicago and once in Evanston). I wish I'd had the option of being legally armed for protection -- but Illinois doesn't recognize my Indiana permit.
--(here in Nevada we have a state legislatratrix named Guinchigliani which gives pause to new local news readers)--
SITE ONE FRIG'N CASE, YOU DEFENSELESS PANDERING JERKS!
Hey the flag for my tag.
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