The End of an Error/Era
I just got around to watching this video of the Illinois House of Representatives debating a bill that would legalize concealed carry, as per a December court ruling requiring a bill by the 9th of June.
I’m not going to parse the whole video, but I do have a few points to make.
1. The opposition to the bill doesn’t seem to be able to read.
2. I can’t understand why some of them still don’t understand that concealed carry does not cause any problems in any state that has concealed carry permits and even in the four states that don’t require permits, there are no issues.
3. Crime generally goes down after concealed carry enactment, but there doesn’t seem to be a direct link between the two. That isn’t actually a problem, if anything, the fact there are no direct connections we have discovered would seem to indicate that in the worst case, concealed carry has no effect on crime.
4. This “chicken little” bullshit needs to stop. None of the horrible predictions about hellfire and brimstone raining down if people can carry guns in public have come to pass. I believe that concealed carry does, if not reduce crime, impact criminal behavior for the better. I say that because with more guns on the street where people can carry, violent crime doesn’t go up. Those who beat the system and get guns even if they are banned from owning them, have no reason to abide by the law when it comes to when, where, and how they carry.