TyGuy, on 21 March 2012 - 10:13 AM, said:
I agree that statewide preempted CCW (or, cough OCW) is the way to go, but I see the county by county approach a way to put pressure on the holdouts. I could be wrong, but that's my opinion, and like everyone else, I am allowed to have one.
I think if anything a patchwork system would only strength the Democratic party and by Extension the Chicago Democrats. It would remove an issue that has/is causing a lot of friction between Chicago dems and dems from elsewhere in the state. Remove the issue, means less friction, more cohesion and everything that goes along with that. Jesse Jackson Jr. can say he is keeping "guns off the streets" while Lisa Dugan can say she supports local right to carry and the second amendment. At the same time it removes a valuable tool that can unite "Down State" and "Up State" Republicans, because the downstate constituency will be satisfied while those in Cook, Dupage, Will, Kane and perhaps Lake county will still be denied the right.
It does on the other hand strengthen a court case, which would without a doubt end up in the supreme court about localities/counties banning concealed carry.
@ Drylok: I thought they had 70 votes supposidly, and we needed 71 to pass. Did something change?
Edited by Patriots & Tyrants, 21 March 2012 - 10:49 AM.