Monday, December 28, 2009

Farm Bureau board supports concealed carry

You probably didn't read this in the Northwest Herald or anywhere else in McHenry County, but it was reported on the website of the Illinois State Rifle Association, on December 10.

"Delegates approved resolutions dealing with election reform, animal welfare and identification and concealed carry at the Illinois Farm Bureau's 95th annual meeting Dec. 5-8 in Chicago.

"Language was approved to support concealed carry legislation in Illinois. The Farm Bureau supports requirements that the State of Illinois issue permits for carrying concealed firearms and that gun owners complete an application process.

"Read the whole story in The Carmi Times."

The Illinois Sheriffs Association was on the fence in 2005 about concealed carry, but it seems to me that it got off the fence in 2009 and now supports concealed carry in Illinois.

I haven't heard anything lately about the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and whether it has modified its stand against concealed carry in the past 3-4 years. In 2005 its position was that only law enforcement ought to be able to carry concealed.


Richard W Gorski, M.D. said...

In Illinois freedom of the press means that they (news media) are free to inform the public about what they want them to know and if it does not differ with the owners ideology. Some selective freedom we some countries it would be called propaganda...well why not goes on every day.

Anonymous said...

Why would the blasted Farmers want a "concealed" law??? Do they think the varmints will notice them "pack'n heat" and hide from them while they're driv'n their tractors? DOH!

Richard W Gorski, M.D. said...

How about because the Constitution says you can and most of the states have concealed carry permits as part of their laws. Besides the latest FBI studies have shown that personal assaults and home invasions have gone significantly down in states with more liberal gun laws or do you subscribe to the false premise that the police can be your personal bodygards...yeh maybe if your the Mayor of Chicago or the President. Look out for yourself...nobody else will.