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Concealed carry message

Published: Tue, October 30, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Rock Island (Ill.) Argus: Even if voters in Rock Island and Henry County say “yes” adamantly and overwhelmingly to concealed carry on Nov. 6, it will not become the law of the land.

But it will send a loud and clear message to lawmakers in Springfield that voters here believe strongly in the Second Amendment and the right it protects for qualified applicants to carry a weapon.

We support a strictly drawn law granting Illinoisans a right that already is legal in every other state in the union. Only the General Assembly can make it so.

State Reps. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, Rich Morthland, R-Cordova, and Don Moffitt, R-Gilson, and state Sen. Mike Jacobs have supported legislation to approve concealed carry. The problem isn’t here, however, it’s in metro areas, especially Chicago, where politicians have never met a gun restriction they didn’t like.

Gov. Pat Quinn, too, is dependably anti-gun. That position might be harder to maintain, however, if (he) sees what the rest of the state thinks regarding concealed carry.


1NoBS(2832 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

The last time I was in Chicago there was a story in the newspaper that a cop had been shot and killed at one of the "El" stops the previous evening. If guns aren't allowed, how does something like this happen?? It's time the Chicago politicians admit there are plenty of guns out there, and the best way to curtail their staggering homicide rate is to allow honest, law-abiding people to be armed so they can fight back, or at least present a deterrent force.

And there's the Second Amendment, which allows everyone (unless they're in Illinois) to not only own, but to bear arms.

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2saddad(655 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

At one time it was felt that an honorable man carried his weapons in plain sight. Concealed weapons were carried by the likes of pimps ,card cheats and cowards.

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3DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

You forgot 'HoodRatz and the Bodyguards of Liberals!

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4NoBS(2832 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Saddad, concealed is the preferred way to carry because the sheeple cannot be alarmed. A gun carried in plain sight causes the know-nothing blissninnies to panic and call the police because they feel threatened by someone simply carrying a gun, in a holster. And there are people out there who do not want ANYONE to even own a gun, much less carry it with them. They will (and do) call the police and boo-hoo about feeling threatened simply for the harassment value against the gun owner.

Concealed is the way to go.

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5Woody(492 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Plus having concealed carry benefits those who do not carry, as the bad guys have to then guess who might and might not be carrying.

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6saddad(655 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

When he was sell'n yo momma

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