Skip to comments.Third District(Chicago) Concealed Carry Townhall (Vanity)
Posted on 02/02/2013 6:05:54 PM PST by infool7
About 9:00PM Friday evening my pal Tim called and let me know that there was to be a town hall meeting in Chicago at IIT for the 3rd district. I was quite interested to learn why Illinois is the last state in the union to provide some sort of legal means to conceal carry a firearm so I gladly accepted the invitation to join him and Tom, another brave pal of mine, on a journey into the city from the far western suburbs along the Fox River. I had grown up in Chicago on the south side and went to Mt. Carmel High School so I am somewhat familiar with Chicago politics. I wanted to hear from the people of the 3rd ward exactly what their opposition to concealed carry was. After attending this meeting it seems to me that most of the opposition was coming from their elected representatives rather than the constituents themselves, who were desperately and overwhelming in favor of a concealed carry law and the means to acquire the training required to become safe and proficient firearm owners.
If you are interested you can view the entire video here
Trust me, Chicago isn’t going to have shall-issue ccw, regardless any court ruling.
You may be right, a lot can happen in 126 days but one of the things that came up in the meeting, lots of conversations were not picked up on the livestream mics, was that there is to some extent de-facto concealed carry already now, the beat police know who the bad actors are and leave the good guys alone.
One young woman commented that the age restriction alone would make any concealed carry laws ineffective because its the 15 year olds that would most need guns for self defense. 15 YEAR OLDS! Good God what these kids must have to face on their way to and from school?
Our Lady of Carmel...
PRAY FOR US!
I’m an 81 grad.
Someone really dropped the ball on the sound system.
The 15 y/o’s are living in a war zone.
The kid on the ground.....16 yr old honor student Derrion Albert.
If only Chicongo had a community organizer.....
I hope you’re not Dr. Weinberg. Wow, what a sanctimonious jerk.
I wonder if there is any basis for a tea party alliance with elements of the urban black community who have had enough. There seemed to be several people at the meeting who are coming to recognize the governmental manipulation that is going on in front of them, and they seemed to reject the elected people’s efforts to change the subject over and over.
Thanks for posting.
Thanks for posting. This is a good view of what The People feel about a right to protect themselves from everyday street violence, another facet to the debate on gun control.
Was interesting to hear Congressman Bobby Rush, a Black Panther, speak about “wisdom” and “moral law”... then trash “The Same Folk” on the same side of many in attendance saying “tomorrow” these “Same Folk” will be the ones wanting to take people away from their gubmint entitlements.
A true Democrat... read his story. Seriously.
This is what a vanity is supposed to be. Thank you.
No, thankfully I’m not but I was sitting almost right behind him, that was my pal Tim. I’m the guy in the red shirt sitting shirt next to Todd. The good Dr. seemed to make some reasonable comments early on but later on either too much reality or maybe his medication wore off and he just lost it.
There are no easy answers but this was a real eye opener for me. It’s easy to go to Springfield and hang out with 10-20k people who think pretty much the same way that I do but this was quite different. There were probably more people killed in this small area than on most battlefields last month and it’s just whitewashed over in the national press. Iam still trying to get my mind around how this could be happening in my own back yard.
When an economic collapse happens, Chicago is going from gangland war zone to a Beirut war zone.
The de facto 'Constitutional Carry' rights we will have, finally, are something I couldn't find out about if - more likely when - our STOO-PID™ legislature fails to act per the Court's ruling in the 180 day window.
I've searched and searched every legal website I know of and found zero on what will happen. So this is post has great news for us. Maybe you could post your FR link to this on the FR IL Board. Lots of FReepers are awaiting some kind of new info too. They'd sure love to see this
We know what little Lisa is up to along with her daddy's puppets in Chi Dem Rat Machine: Stop At Nothing in order to deny all of IL our rights (but screw them, I'm ready now).
Illinois CCW ping
Read the blog daily and the comments after each post. You'll get the answers you want. Also, listen to the Chicago Police Calls online. You can google for the link...sorry, I don't have it on hand. The calls are a real eye opener.
The dead are the lucky ones in this war. Have Mercy come quickly Jesus!
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