Friday, July 19, 2013

Rep. Davis has lost it.

IL state Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) has gone off the deep end. She is now spreading the rumor (while saying she doesn't want to spread this...) that maybe the Chicago PD is killing children in her district. Check it out with audio here.

The fact is much more likely this: The people who might actually have witnessed a shooting refuse to speak to the police. This is why the murders remain unsolved, rather than some CPD conspiracy.

BTW, this is the same woman who wants the National Guard to step in due to shootings but worries about concealed carry bringing more guns into the neighborhood.
Perhaps she isn't aware that the Guard is full of young men with guns?

Actually, it's just another in a long list of kooky ideas that she has come up with over her 20+ year political career. Why do the folks in the 27th keep sending her back to Springfield?

Monday, July 15, 2013

How long will they drag it out?

I know that good folks are working with the ISP to get the required training together for IL concealed carry permits, but I have to believe that the state will try to drag this out well beyond the set dates.

It would be in line with the way the ISP has handled the FOID card for as many years as I can remember. Even though they're required to have a card (or a reason why you won't be receiving said card) in your hand within 30 days, they routinely fail at this. I have heard some people say it has taken them 5 months to receive their FOID.

Instructors still have to be "approved" after ISP decides what the training will consist of. I have to wonder what hoops they'll require jumping through in order to get approved. Will they attempt to skirt the time limits the law gives them, much as they do the FOID?

Don't get me wrong, I think that most of the rank and file ISP officers are in favor of citizens with firearms....but those near the top are steered by Gov. Quinn and we all know what he thinks of the new law.

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Pure Genius

IL District 28 voters really need to reevaluate things next time 'round as it appears that their Senator Dan Katowski (D) can't even read.

Senator Katowski wants modify the new IL CCW law even before the ink dries. He wants churches, synagogues and other places of worship placed on the gun free zones....

First off, per the law, any place that wishes it can post said property as "no guns allowed" and this holds force of law. See, problem solved without more unwanted and unneeded law (and all those wasted taxpayer dollars).

Second, one of the primary plaintiffs in Moore/Shepard v Madigan was attacked, beaten and left for a church.

Further Sen. Katowski bloviates about AR-15 pistols being carried. Anyone who has even seen an AR-15 pistol wouldn't attempt to carry one concealed. Maybe Andre the Giant could pull it off, but I don't know anyone that could hide a hunk of metal that big.

District 28: Don't you folks deserve better representation?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Concealed Carry NOW!

Well, the bill is now law anyway. I'm certain that the application development and process won't get fast tracked by much, so it'll be well into next year before IL permit #1 is issued.

There are a lot of people that worked very hard to make this happen and deserve thanks. Mary Shepard, Michael Moore (NOT the film guy), Todd Vandermyde, Valinda Rowe, Rep. Brandon Phelps....and many others.

Please remember, it isn't over. The good people of IL will have to stay alert as there will always be attempts to neuter the law in the future. Heck, ICHV is already boo hoo-ing about how the legislature didn't agree with the "common sense" move by the Governor. Actual common sense is a concept they just don't grasp.

It would be wrong if we failed to take a minute to remember those that have gone on because they couldn't protect themselves. Far too many to list.

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