Are flash mobs taking over in Chicago? The Illinois State Rifle Association issued a long press release yesterday about ciminal activity by roaming mobs on Chicago's Gold Coast, and it mentioned the closing of the North Avenue Beach. While Mayor Emanual said the beach was closed because it was "too hot", he must have hoped listeners thought he meant the weather and not the scenes of the crimes.
You can read the press release at http://www.isra.org/ ISRA blames legislators, who failed to pass a concealed carry bill (HB 0148) on May 5. Fifty-three (53) legislators prevented the passage of this year's bill; 44 of them were Cook County Democrats.
The vote on May 5 was 65-52-1.