Chicago’s Concealed Carry Fiasco!

001Back in December of 2012 a federal appeals court struck down a ban on carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Illinois.  Chicago has has some of the most restrictive rules/laws concerning obtaining a concealed carry permit that many law abiding citizens have just given up on the process.  In other words good citizens have been thwarted from obtaining their second amendments rights, while criminals continue their assault on the unarmed.  Chicago, with it’s restrictive gun laws still has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country including murder.

Recently House bill number (0163) became a state law, that requires schools to post small signs announcing guns cannot be carried in schools.  Now do you suppose these signs are for the criminal element or for those law abiding citizens who have obtained a legal concealed carry permit?  If you guess “law abiding” you are correct!  Anyway many school districts are unhappy about having to post the signs, because they have a “picture” of a weapon on them!  You have got to be kidding!  Well in case you scholars don’t know guns have never been allowed in Illinois public schools, but lawbreakers don’t care about your laws, rules, or permits!  Even though the 2012 court ruling allows Illinois residents the opportunity to get a concealed carry permit, you still cannot carry in churches, government buildings, liquor stores, schools, and certain other organizations.

With the amount of violent crime that still plagues Chicago you would think a small sticker (6″) announcing “no guns” would be the least of an administrators worries.  Paul Enderle, superintendent of the Oak Lawn school district had this to say.  “It is not necessarily something you would want on your school building, but it correlates with the law, and I think if it ultimately helps keep schools safe, that’s the objective.”

Well I say this about that!  When Johnny Criminal doesn’t give a darn about your sign and has the intent to do harm to those within the school (teacher or student) how is it “ultimately” safer with just the criminal shooter having a weapon on school grounds?  Seems to me that an armed administrator, teacher, guard, or concealed carry parent would level the killing field in favor of being safer, and a deterrent to the criminal.

Mike

3 Responses to “Chicago’s Concealed Carry Fiasco!”

  1. […] Chicago's Concealed Carry Fiasco! « Hunting with Mike http://www.blogsmonroe.com/hunting/Back in December of 2012 a federal appeals court struck down a ban on carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Illinois. Chicago has has some of the most restrictive rules/laws concerning obtaining a concealed carry … […]

  2. There’s always going to be growing pains when people find themselves with increased freedom. I think giving signage power of law and then requiring buildings to post the signs is redundant. How about focusing attention on removing guns from the hands of evil and getting them into the hands of good. That would fix a lot of problems.

  3. mikewansel says:

    Yeh it seems the focus is on the law abiding citizen and not the law breaking criminals. I have three brothers in law enforcement and they are as frustrated as anyone on this issue!