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Concealed Carry Debate A Waste of Time

Surely there will be a battle in the Supreme Court about Illinois gun laws after the 7th Circuit of Appeals ruled it unconstitutional.  The issue at hand has nothing to do with the FOID Card. It has everything to do with the statute "felony carry of a firearm" which makes it a felony to carry a firearm. Now the state will argue that people can carry firearms, they just have to be unloaded and in a case--weather or not that's a lockable case is a question that's already been answered by the Illinois Supreme Court.

By the way, it doesn't have to be a locked case

So now, aside from fixing Illinois' unbelievable pension fiasco, the General Assembly will be mired with coming up with some kind of concealed carry legislation. Great. Now we're going to be debating the various strangling restrictions and regulations that are legally possible against the Second Amendment.

Tens of thousands of people in Illinois want to have a way to carry legally

They have 180 days to do so. What happens then? From my understanding, if the General Assembly does fail in passing some kind of law, Illinois would become a Constitutional carry state. What does that mean? People will be able to carry a firearm in the open or concealed without permit.

Don Moran, the Illinois State Rifle Association President says that if that happens, legislators would find it really difficult come to their constituents to take away their rights. 

Personally, I'd like to have open carry in the state of Illinois. That allows for all to be seen. Back in the day of swords, it was the criminals, assassins and thieves that would conceal their weapons. The free man, the noble, the sovereigns, those were the ones who would carry their weapons in the open.

I think that's crucial to understand.

Something else that is crucial to understand. The first round of gun laws in this country was to take firearms away from freed slaves, which were typically African Americans, or their decedents.  Why?  You disarm a public, you can control them.

But instead of really researching the issue, people will crunch numbers of crimes with gun ownership and weather or not guns kill people or people kill people and on and on and on and on.  Really, you should research democide and realize that governments kill people.

Ultimately, we as a people have lost the 2nd Amendment battle. Is there a way to win? Not sure.  But arguing about the proper regulations for a concealed carry law in a state that was the last hold out to allow for carrying weapons without persecution is not really gonna help.

What we're up against is a behemoth the world has never seen before. Why? Because "the state" has nuclear and biological weapons, predator drones guided by satellites and, soon, fully functional Terminator-style killer robots. Human soldiers being necessary to fire said weapons may soon not be necessary. Tyranny, in it's most brutal form, will be realized is just a matter of time.

Depressing, isn't it?

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