Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Yes, I know I'm a day behind....it's finals week and I have been grading projects and exams, so perhaps the readers (all three of you) will forgive me.
For anyone just coming out from under their rock:
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Illinois' total ban on carrying a handgun is un-Constitutional and has stayed this opinion for 180 days to allow the legislature to get a law in place.
Rep. Phelps had warned his fellow Reps that if they didn't accept HB148, the courts would ram concealed carry down their throats. I hope he enjoyed a cold beverage of choice last night!
Now we don't have to accept some watered down mess of a bill at all, it's the "other side" of the table that has to accept what we want. If they want to try a bill that sucks, we say no and let the 180 days pass... then current laws are null and void.
To everyone that has worked with us so far to make this happen: THANK YOU!
Now let's get back to work making sure the Machine doesn't try to screw us out of this.
Special thanks to BShawn over at www.illinoiscarry.com for the timer above!