By Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD — The courts, the Capitol and the clock are complicating a debate over how to end the prohibition on carrying concealed firearms in Illinois.
There are fewer than 30 days to go before a judicial deadline for developing a framework on allowing public weapons possession in the only state that currently has a ban. Attempts at legislative remedies failed in the House late last month, including one endorsed by the National Rifle Association that could resurface. Senators may try a version of their own as early as this week.
Minimum Requirements for an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification card (FOID):
Why get the Utah, Arizona, Florida or any non-resident permit now, when the State of Illinois permitcais close to becoming law?
CONCEALED CARRY FALLS SHORT IN ILLINOIS
Daniel Paurel (https://www.facebook.com/daniel.paurel)
According to FBI statistics there are 9,000 Gun Homicides per year (1999-2011) and in the U.S. there are approx 80 million legal gun owners (a 100 percent accurate count is, at this time, impossible, but 80 million is the most common estimate).
Now, let's be silly and assume that each homicide was committed by one (1) corresponding gun owner. Meaning that: 9,000 legal gun owners killed 9,000 people.
[NOTE: we know for a FACT that this is not true because 1) things like mass shootings and other incidents of more than 1 person killed by a single shooter and 2) only approximately 2% of homicides (180 out of the previously mentioned 9,000) are committed with legally owned firearms.]
So, if we make that assumption, that equates to only .011% of legal gun owners being evil/bad/criminals etc...
Preface by Chuck Hawks, Guns and Shooting Online Owner and Managing Editor
I decided to reproduce this rather long article here in part because it is clearly the author's desire that it be widely disseminated. Another reason is that it makes interesting reading and I enjoy a good read as much as anyone. Although the author has some strong opinions and I don't necessarily agree with all of them, they are informed opinions and worthy of consideration. Actually, I have an idea about the identity of "Anonymous," which is another reason this piece appears here, but it is the author's desire to remain amonymous and I could be wrong.