Sunday, April 28, 2013

Armed citizen stops criminal

Take a look at this article. If you had been in Smith's Marketplace in Salt Lake City last Thursday evening, your life might have been saved by this man with a gun.

Source: ABC4-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah

And now, let's think about Illinois. Suppose you are in Jewel-Osco or Dominick's or Walgreens or (fill in the blank), and some nut goes off the deep end. Are you going to wish that an armed citizen is right them to intervene?

Rahm Emanuel wants his top cop, Supt. Garry McCarthy, to have the final say on who gets a concealed-carry license in the City of Chicago. Do you think Chicago residents can trust him? Trust either of them? Think Rahm might hand Garry a list with the names of people who are not to be issued licenses?

Then let's move it closer; say, to McHenry County. If Illinois becomes a "may issue" state, can you guess who will be the last person in McHenry County to get a concealed-carry license?

I like the idea of Constitutional Carry. Will it happen? I don't think so.

I don't think Illinois legislators will let it happen. They will pass a "bad" law, before they will allow Constitutional carry to become the law in Illinois. Does the NRA and the ISRA have the muscle to stop a "bad" law? Much as I'd like to believe they do, I don't.

It will only take 65 votes (majority of 118 State Reps) in the Illinois House to pass a "bad" law. Can the ISRA lobbyists muster 65 votes to prevent a bad bill? Then the Illinois Senate will roll right over with a bad bill, and Gov. Quinn will sign a "bad" bill, and then we're stuck with it.

What can you do? Call your McHenry County State Reps and tell them in no uncertain terms to vote against a "bad" bill.

AND call everyone you know in Cook County and ask them to call their State Reps and tell them "No bad bill".

Even if you aren't a gun owner, your help is needed.


Big Daddy said...

Would that last person to receive a permit happen to be the guy that runs a
blog critical of McHenry County politics,lol?

Clem Kadiddlehopper said...

I noticed that your response to the NWHerald's article "Quinn: Cities should approve concealed guns."

In fact, the entire article is defunct, and if you click on the link to it you just reload the NWH's main page.

Why do I suspect that this is NWH's censor's in action?

Gus said...

Try again for the NWH article on Quinn's position. I found it at

Clem Kadiddlehopper said...

Nope. is redirected to, the main page.

Gus said...

I should have provided the link to the NWH page without the comments, which might require a viewer to be signed into his NWH account. Try this one:

Clem Kadiddlehopper said...

Maybe I'm blocked. Maybe I've got a firefox bug. Maybe the NWH server is hinkey.

Access as a "guest" from another computer works.

Oh, well.