Last night, Wilmette, IL formally repealed its handgun ban rather than face lawsuits.
UPDATE: More here:
But admitted gun owner Joel Siegel said the National and Illinois State Rifle Associations were poised to file immediate suit if the repeal failed, and said any fight to save it would amount toÂ â€œbeating a dead horse.â€
He instead urged that Wilmette utilize NRA programs to train any child who wants gun training.
â€œYoung people, when properly instructed, can be responsible and will not abuse a firearm,â€ he said.
Siegel, a retired teacher, said he came directly from a youth training session at a Kankakee firing range.
Joel Siegel, I wish there were a thousand more like you.Â Five people showed up to offer opinions, and only one of them was a speaking for the pro-gun side?Â Sometimes I think it’s a miracle our movement can accomplish anything.Â I hope we can get a better turnout when Wilmette discusses The Legal Community Against Gun Violence’s proposed replacement.