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Illinois Legislators To Consider Conceal Carry Law

March 3, 2011 by  

Illinois Legislators To Consider Conceal Carry LawLawmakers in Illinois are set to consider legislation that would allow citizens to carry concealed handguns. Currently, the Prairie State and Wisconsin are the only two States that don't have conceal carry laws.

According to MyFoxChicago.com, House Bill 148 — named the Family and Personal Protection Act — is expected to be introduced on March 8. It would allow county sheriffs to administer permits to individual citizens to carry concealed weapons.

Attorney Walter Maksym told the media outlet that Illinois is long overdue for a conceal carry law.

"Criminals don't follow the law and law-abiding citizens who follow the law should be able to protect themselves, their property and their family. So it's a question right now of the fact that a lot of citizens are disarmed and really sitting ducks for criminals," Maksym told the news provider.

According to CBS news affiliate WTHI, some Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are likely to support the legislation in an effort to garner support from rural voters. Supporters of the bill have also cited a Supreme Court decision last June in which Chicago's handgun ban was deemed unConstitutional.

Representatives from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) — an organization that advocates for the protections granted by the 2nd Amendment — is visiting Chicago this week to educate residents about the life-saving benefits of guns. Alan Gottlieb, the chairman of the CCRKBA, claims that up to 2.5 million lives are saved every year because of the right to keep and bear arms. 

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