Sunday, October 6, 2013

Right-to-Carry Assn. to meet Thursday

The McHenry County Right to Carry Association will meet on Thursday for a gathering with Illinois State Representative Jack Franks and a discussion of Public Act 098-0063, the Illinois concealed carry law.

The meeting will be on Thursday, October 10, at 7:00PM at the Woodstock VFW, located at 240 N. Throop St., Woodstock. There is no charge for this meeting.

Members of MCR2CA are invited, as are guests and members of the public. Women interested in concealed carry and this law are especially invited.

If you wish to submit questions in advance, send them to

Information about the Association can be viewed on, and you are invited to monitor that website for future meetings. Memberships can be started online; just fill out the form and pay your $20 via PayPal. Or you can print and mail your application and check to MCR2CA, P.O. Box 663, Woodstock, IL 60098.

It is expected that applications can be filed in January. Who knows how long it will take the Illinois State Police to approve them? The ISP anticipates 400,000 applications in 2014.

The battle for a fair concealed-carry law is not over. Some legislators and municipalities are already hammering away at it.

Want to start struggling through the law? Go to

Then click on Public Acts, and then on the first link. Scroll down to 098-0063. When you see "Electronic Transfer-Terminals", that's it. This is our Illinois Legislature operating at its finest. A shell bill was created with that title. Then it was gutted and replaced with the concealed carry bill that finally became law on July 9.

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