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October 24, 2014, 3:25 am
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State Senator McCann Addresses Gun Rights Rally, Supports Constitutional Carry


Children holding pro-gun signs in front of State Capital
Children holding pro-gun signs in front of State Capital

While the Illinois General Assembly prepares for another fight over assault weapons, one local lawmaker wants to settle the issue once and for all.

 

Republican State Senator Sam McCann told a pro-gun rally in Springfield over the weekend that he plans to seek an amendment to the Illinois Constitution that he says would make this the most pro-Second Amendment state in the nation.

 

McCann did not elaborate on the language of that amendment, but does say he supports what is known as “constitutional carry” – which would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed or open firearms without a permit.

 

McCann told the crowd, quote, “The Second Amendment is my permit.”

 

Watch video from Saturday "Gun Appreciation Day" rally at the statehouse in Springfield below or at this link.

 

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