As Illinois lags behind 48 states to allow concealed carry, new, possibly unfounded, concerns about gun control since the Arizona incident threaten to derail a movement 16 years in the making. Or does it? The biggest hurdle in the new concealed-carry legislation purported to be introduced this week is Chicago.
“Until you convince Chicago that this is something that will not cause the sky to fall, that you know of, it will be a political stalemate,” state Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, and a supporter of concealed-carry, said Wednesday. “Nonetheless, a bill will be put forth this year.”
Read John Sharp’s article in the Peoria Journal Star