Concealed Carry Vote in Ill. County!


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papajohn
August 15, 2008, 03:34 PM
Maybe there's hope for some of the folks in Illinois after all! Not that it will get far.......

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x169546024/LaSalle-County-to-vote-on-carrying-guns

IIRC Lasalle County is up north, not that far from Chicago, is that right? I've long suggested that Chicago secede from Illinois, and leave the rest of the state alone!

PJ

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drivingman
August 15, 2008, 04:04 PM
I'm glad to see someone stand p for our second amendmen t rights and not let chicago dictate all of our laws!we should be able to protect ourselves!a sherriff in southern illinois mainly union county said he's for it ,We need to push for it hard for our constitutional rights.It's a proven fact where you can carry thugs are going to think twice about committing a crime!Conceal Carry works,I'm in Illinois and all for it!

lee n. field
August 15, 2008, 04:55 PM
Read yesterday that Ogle county, which is immediately south of Winnebago county, is looking into passing CCW on their own too.

Hope for this state?

ilbob
August 15, 2008, 04:56 PM
winnebago county started it!

lee n. field
August 15, 2008, 05:04 PM
Kendall county (http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=11514) as well.

This might be an interesting year.

FCFC
August 15, 2008, 06:53 PM
CCW is coming to Illinois...
2A is coming to Chicago...

230RN
August 15, 2008, 07:05 PM
Those opposed to legislation allowing the right to carry concealed firearms say it would lead to increased violence.

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Those opposed to legislation allowing the right to carry concealed firearms say it would lead to increased violence.

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Those opposed to legislation allowing the right to carry concealed firearms say it would lead to increased violence.

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Those opposed to legislation allowing the right to carry concealed firearms say it would lead to increased violence.

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increased violence. Supporters say concealed carry laws allow innocent civilians to level the playing field against gun-toting criminals.

Bobarino
August 15, 2008, 07:49 PM
POST THE DANG ARTICLE!!!!


LaSalle County to vote on carrying guns
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By CATHERINE HOPKINS
OF THE JOURNAL STAR
Posted Aug 15, 2008 @ 12:50 AM
LASALLE —

LaSalle County Board members voted unanimously Thursday to put a referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot asking voters if they support the right to carry concealed firearms.

The resolution was passed 25-0, with board Chairman Jerry Hicks abstaining. Robert Jakupcak, Ronald Dittmer and Thomas Ganiere were absent.

"All comments made on the referendum were pretty much favorable," said board member Randy Freeman. "The only concern the sheriff (Tom Templeton) brought up was making sure it referenced House Bill 1304 to have state police doing the issuing, testing and background checks if it's passed."

The County Board's sheriff and rules committee recently passed a unanimous resolution to put a referendum on the ballot. During Thursday's full board meeting, State's Attorney Brian Towne said while he'd like to remain neutral on the referendum, he thinks it will have to go through several amendments before it's finally enacted.

Earlier this year, Freeman said committee members notified Springfield officials that they were not in favor of increased gun control laws.

Those opposed to legislation allowing the right to carry concealed firearms say it would lead to increased violence. Supporters say concealed carry laws allow innocent civilians to level the playing field against gun-toting criminals.

"We just voted to put the issue to the people and let the public have its say," said Freeman.



Catherine Hopkins can be reached at 686-3041 or state@pjstar.com.

Good Shot Group
August 15, 2008, 08:22 PM
I live in LaSalle County, Illinois. I am very pleased that the county board is putting this to the voters. Boardmember Randy Freeman lives in my town, I think I'll shake his hand the next time I see him.
The LaSalle County Board also approved a pro 2A resolution earlier this year sponsored by the Illinois State Rifle Association. The resolution stated that the citizens of LaSalle County support the 2A. Every county in the State of Illinois has been asked to vote on the same resolution. The ISRA website has a map of all Illinois counties showing the status of the vote on the resolution. You can see the division between the rest of the State and Chicago. It is an interesting view and well worth the look. http://www.isra.org/counties/

papajohn
August 16, 2008, 04:38 PM
Shake his hand? I'd buy him a beer or two, and if he's not a drinking man, I'd buy his dinner! After all, man, you're in the PRI......even liking guns is a felony!

Papajohn

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