Skip to comments.Act in self-defense, Illinois (barf alert)
Posted on 12/14/2012 5:11:23 AM PST by rellimpank
No wonder Illinois has such a turbulent relationship with firearms: Many downstate residents grow up comfortable with guns; many city dwellers flinch at the sight of one. Hunters' weapons echo across flat prairies and thickly wooded bluffs; on urban streets, where the prey often knows the predator, gunplay leaves residential streets red with blood.
Those differences in our experiences provoke clashing opinions about gun laws and especially about proposals to legalize the carrying of concealed weapons in public. On Tuesday, a federal appellate panel in Chicago surveyed the broader national landscape and essentially told Illinois lawmakers and Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the state's lawyer: Your ban on "concealed carry" violates a constitutional right to bear arms outside the home. You have six months to determine how Illinoisans can legally carry guns. Get on it.
The resulting indignation in some quarters, and jubilation in others, is understandable. Longtime opponents of concealed carry in Illinois, this page included, have suffered a major setback. But what they we cannot do now is pout. The wise and practical response now is a two-track approach:
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many city dwellers
flinch piss themselves at the sight of one. There fixed it.
It might help if there were consequences when blood is shed instead of rewarding them with another chance.