More than half of all Illinoisans feel “less safe” with a concealed carry law now on the books in the state… according to a new statewide survey.
The poll found 52-percent of those surveyed felt less safe now that it is legal for people with permits to carry concealed weapons in public. Only 32-percent said they feel more safe. At the same time, the poll found less support for gun control and restrictions than in a similar survey a year ago.
The new poll of 1,001 registered voters, conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale, has a margin of error of plus-or-minus three-and-a-half percent.