It’s a big weekend for gun enthusiasts and gun rights supporters in Springfield.
A pro-gun rally is planned for the Statehouse at noon on Saturday, part of a series of events around the country to commemorate what’s being called “Gun Appreciation Day.”
In addition, one of the biggest gun shows in the state will be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. But even though that show has been there for years, its future may be up in the air.
A spokesperson for Governor Pat Quinn says the governor is considering whether gun shows should be allowed on public property. Several other states are considering similar restrictions.