It looks like things might actually be happening in Ilinois:
“It’s heating up. We think we’re close,” said Todd Vandermyde, a National Rifle Association lobbyist who has pushed the concealed-carry proposal in Springfield before. “You’ve got 48 states that have this. That’s a statement.”
Gun control advocates are firing back with bills to create new restrictions on the sale and transfer of those guns, while trying to stop the concealed-carry movement.
There are a lot of anti-gun bills in the Illinois legislature too, and a good offense is often the best defense.Â They will have to expend energy to defeat this bill, which makes some of the other bad stuff take a back seat.Â The Bradys are already worried about it.
Mannard, of the gun-control group, says that argument clashes with common sense. “If I’m walking down the street, and the neighbor across the street is carrying a loaded 9 millimeter with a 15-round clip, that doesn’t make me feel safer.”
A 9mm with a 15 round magazine?Â Why, that’s exactly what I carry.Â I’ve never noticed any of my neighbors giving me worried looks.Â Apparently these people don’t quite grasp the definition of the word concealed.