Illinois On Its Own After Wisconsin Allows Concealed Carry
Now that Wisconsin has allowed for residents to carry a concealed weapon in public, Illinois stands alone as the final State to object to legalizing concealed handguns, The Associated Press reports.
The State will now be the center of attention for gun-rights advocacy groups, such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its allies, the news source stated.
“We never give up,” Andrew Arulanandam, public affairs director for the National Rifle Association told the media outlet. “We’ve been around 140 years as an organization. If we don’t get something this time around, we’re going to work until we get it.”
The news source reports that those on both sides of the argument agree Chicago will be the deciding factor in the dispute.
“It’s about as anti-gun a city as one could find,” Harry Wilson, a gun control expert at Virginia’s Roanoke College, told the news provider.
New York City faced similar problems, but approved concealed carry with slight variations in the law unique to the city, according to the Carry Concealed advocacy group.
Special To Personal Liberty You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.
Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Illinois On Its Own After Wisconsin Allows Concealed Carry”
Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.
Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at email@example.com