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Real estate agents grapple with Illinois' new gun law
Chicago Tribune ^ | 04 mar 2014 | Mary Ellen Podmolik

Posted on 03/04/2014 5:31:03 AM PST by rellimpank

At homes listed for sale this spring, a prospective buyer may notice the manicured lawn, the pot of flowers by the walkway, and possibly the state’s official “no guns” sign posted by the front door.

Realty firms, like other businesses, are grappling with how to handle the state’s new concealed carry law. But in an industry whose very foundation involves strangers sitting in agents’ cars and offices and walking through private homes, devising guidelines is proving difficult.

Late last week, just as the state was mailing out the first 5,000 concealed carry licenses, the Illinois Association of Realtors unveiled a consent form that could take the conversation between real estate agents and home sellers into uncharted territory.

The form, if realty firms and agents choose to use it, allows homeowners to specify whether they would allow a potential buyer with a concealed firearm inside their property.

If the seller says “no,” an agent would display the state-authorized sign, a drawing of a black gun with a red circle and line through it, outside the home during all showings and open houses.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
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--as most of the comments agree , this has to be about as silly a piece of media filler material as I've seen---
1 posted on 03/04/2014 5:31:03 AM PST by rellimpank
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Insane. It’s always about “feeling good”.

A criminal will bring in the gun, hold up the agent and take the valuables.

The law abiding citizen is there to consider purchasing the home.

Tell the gun carrying law abiding citizen he can’t come in with his gun and you’ve lost his business. Period.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 5:35:06 AM PST by albie
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Gee...HOW MANY OTHER STATES have conceal carry laws? They figured it out.

But of course, Illinois is a special kind of stupid.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 5:35:11 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: rellimpank

Talk about straining at a gnat. The day I toured a rent house I was considering buying was the first day of legal open carry in OK and I was taking advantage of it. The agent didn’t even say a word or bat an eye, so far as I can tell. He remained a professional and we did the deal.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 5:36:40 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: rellimpank

Of course I support a home-owner’s right to control what happens in their home but when you open your home to people, you lose a lot of autonomy.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 5:39:42 AM PST by AppyPappy
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6 posted on 03/04/2014 5:39:58 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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"... the state’s official “no guns” sign posted by the front door. "

Seriously? Are people putting signs on their own houses advertising that they have no guns? Thomas Sowell makes the distinction between two-stage thinkers and one-stage thinkers. These are definitely one-stage thinkers. The second stage is gonna be a heck of a surprise to them.

7 posted on 03/04/2014 5:40:46 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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It’s another ‘small step’ along the way in the banning, and ultimate confiscation, of firearms and, our freedom-of-choice. Restaurants, bars and other businesses routinely do it; now residential rentals and leasing are doing it. Some places also ban smoking, indoors and outside. What’s next? Banning of garlic and onions in cooking?


8 posted on 03/04/2014 5:43:37 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Thomas Sowell makes the distinction between two-stage thinkers and one-stage thinkers.

Thomas Sowell is a three stage thinker - he is like the Chuck Norris of thinking.

9 posted on 03/04/2014 5:44:13 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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More gun laws to fix problems that don’t exist.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 5:45:10 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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"But in an industry whose very foundation involves strangers sitting in agents’ cars and offices and walking through private homes, devising guidelines is proving difficult...

Heh. I would think this would be an argument FOR concealed carry.

11 posted on 03/04/2014 5:47:11 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Book mark


12 posted on 03/04/2014 5:49:14 AM PST by southland ( I have faith in the creator Republicans freed the slaves)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Haha, YES!!! There it is! The offishul state sign.

Idiots.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 5:49:31 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: rellimpank

Concealed means concealed. I carry everywhere I go and nobody is the wiser.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 5:52:15 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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I’m a Realtor. I can tell you 1st hand that many people will not buy a home from their political opposite. I’ve shown homes to libs that had conservative books etc and they don’t buy.

I’ve shown homes to conservatives who see “My Life” by Bill Clinton on the shelf and they don’t buy. This silly ass piece of bologna will hurt the industry there.

The libs are the ones that bring it up. “Oh. Some right wingers live here”. Conservatives usually keep it to themselves but I can tell.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 5:54:03 AM PST by albie
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Though it certainly would give the buyer an advantage.

The seller is advertising his utter stupidity with that sign.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 5:57:53 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: albie

It really would be best if we could live apart from each other, but the libs would never allow that.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 5:58:59 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: albie

And yet, I bet if a prospective liberal buyer were told that said conservative homeowner would not agree to selling their home to a liberal, the liberal would sue to make them sell it to them. We have come to this...irreconcilable differences.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 6:08:57 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: MrB

A 2 state solution so to speak.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 6:11:59 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Simple, isn’t it?


20 posted on 03/04/2014 6:13:08 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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