This is a short video of Mary Shepard from Anna, IL. Although she is licensed to carry a concealed weapon by two other states, she cannot do so inside the borders of her home state.
In Sept. of 2009 she was one victim of a vicious, random attack inside a church and left for dead, along with a coworker. Her Dr. wouldn't release her for travel to Springfield in order to testify before the House Ag and Conservation Committee, so the good folks at Illinoiscarry.com filmed her for the proceedings.
Please be aware that there is a very graphic picture of Mary's injuries, taken shortly after the beating. If you are squeamish, you might prefer to listen rather than watch the video.