Gun advocates push for concealed carry

Gun advocates push for concealed carry

There are 8 comments on the Alton Telegraph story from Mar 17, 2010, titled Gun advocates push for concealed carry. In it, Alton Telegraph reports that:

Advocates may have a shot at seeing legislation pass allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms.

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Since: Oct 07

Spartanburg, SC

#1 Mar 18, 2010
"One of HB 462's proposals states that if a business prohibits people from carrying guns in their establishment, the business owner is liable for injuries in armed robberies to gun owners who are disarmed. Beiser was not available Thursday to comment on the amendment.

Businesses usually have the right to set rules in their own establishments, but under HB 462, they would not have the right to keep guns out without the fear of liability..."

Talk about wanting your cake and eating it too.

Why should a business that allows public access not be held responsible if they set a rule that takes that "responsibility" away from an individual?

I can protect me when the issue warrants said protection. If you remove one of my primary tools to do... so that I can enter your establishment... by proxy... aren't you now at least partially responsible for providing me an acceptable alternative of that "protection"?

Granted... I am NOT forced to enter your place. I can choose to go somewhere else.

In the courts of FL... we have armed security and the door and metal detectors and/or x-rays and they check packages.

I would say that it's reasonable to expect a certain level or "protection" when I enter one.

What does the typical "business" do to provide for the "protection" that I am not allowed to have when I enter their place?

“Conservative American”

Since: Mar 10

4 more years of the same

#2 Mar 20, 2010
Good for the people of Illinois one of the biggest anti-gun states and the home state of our president they should as long as they can leagally obtain a gun they should be allowed to carry concealed I live in Missouri and have my concealed carry permit never leave home without my gun

O Fallon, MO

#3 Aug 3, 2012
Cook county officials are main reason Concealed Carry is NOT legal in Illinois. The IRA (Illinois Rifle Association) has support of the NRA in fighting to legalize Concealed Carry. All citizens need to ban together show support for these two groups. Here is a web site to get you started. The site is free to join and has loads of information about the legal law suits and amendments. Protect your 2nd amendment right to protect yourself. ,,,,,,,,,

I conceal carry, I am a wife, and a mother and I am protected.

Springfield, IL

#4 Sep 1, 2012
Ok let's refer back to our inalienable right guaranteed by our Constitution. As Americans we have the right to bear arms! If I am not a criminal..... Pass a stringent background check and have passed a stringent safety program I should be able to "Bear arms" concealed or not!! Guns don't kill people......... People kill people! If we cave to the anti gun fanatics..... The only people bearing arms will be the bad guys! They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold dead fingers! Many have fought and many have died to guarantee our rights! There are those in our government that would strip us not only of the right to carry concealed but bear arms at all! These same brilliant government officials are often the same officials that repeatedly vote to grow armament for our military. Does that mean we as civilians are somehow barbaric, unable to control the use of our weapons? Mine is for protection. I WILL PROTECT MY FAMILY AGAINST ALL THREATS FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC! PERIOD!

Metropolis, IL

#5 Jan 3, 2013
Maybe the people of the state will start making a list of all those to be VOTED out of office!

Maybe all the manufactures of guns and gun equipment will leave the state. Then the state will have more people living on unemployment. Rock Island has been manufacturing weapons since the eaarly 1900's.

Gun violence in Ilinois is in Chicago and other major has been that way since the cities were founded. It is not the gun it is the people! The riminals, drugs, and gangs...and now they take the guns from the citizens . Do you think the drug lord criminals care? They will not register, they will still bring in guns, they will still kill others, they will still have their gang can't stop those evil or mentally ill people.

If this approach worked we would outlaw cars! More kids are killed in driving one wants to outlaw cars! It is the same crazy logic! Don't want people shot = get rid of the guns; don't want people killed druck driving = get rid of the cars. Misplaced logic; this approach will have major unintendeded consequences.

Ellwood City, PA

#6 Jan 3, 2013
Concealed Weapons are Harmless

Mattoon, IL

#7 Jan 4, 2013
Bit-ch sandy baksys

Mattoon, IL

#8 Jan 4, 2013
maybe we should ban guns in Afghanistan ,Then the Taliban wouldn't be able to kill anyone------If you know what i mean

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