It looks like Illinois may be closer than ever to finally approving concealed carry. It's now out of committee in the House and may have enough votes (it requires 71) to pass out of the House. Read more here and here. Of course, there are two more hurdles, namely the State Senate and Governor Quinn, who has previously stated he's against concealed carry.
As a gun owner (Lisa Madigan has permission to publish my name if she likes, FOIA or no FOIA) I've always been in favor of concealed carry.... for ME. The rest of you blokes, I'm not so sure about, ha ha.
But I have to say that in large part, I think gun control laws have ended up merely impeding the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns... while criminals, who don't obey the law, never seem to have much problem getting hold of guns no matter what.
What do y'all think? Will concealed carry finally become law in Illinois?