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… Why the Second Amendment is Needed and Necessary [#Ferguson , Mo]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 26th,2016

.. because of the way in which the civil disturbances and riots in Ferguson have been mishandled …

.. more so , how the businessman and businesswoman have been totally screwed over by the system , and their safety and property has not been properly protected …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. the common citizen has had to take his / her own civil defense into their own hands …

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… It is the ” Right to Keep and Bear Arms , Dummies ” [#Second Amendment]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 6th,2016

.. pro – gun candidates won all around the country , folks …

.. it is an undeniable facts . People believe in the right to self – defense , and they want it to be with a firearm of their choice — not the government ‘ s to proscribe , either …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column …

… it is that simple …

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… Well , They tried [#DC gun bill]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 4th,2015

.well , the D.C. city council passed a gun bill …

.. it does not mean that it is any good , though …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. they did pass a bill , and DC mayor Vincent Gray has indicated that he will sign it … it is the subject of a court case , though , and that is where the problems start …

… more to come …

–[update]– they  have created a process that has basically left it virtually impossible for anyone to get a gun to carry on the streets of the District . Where the Court decision [Palmer v DC] set it , that was not what the District Court had in mind ….

.. there is likely to be  more court action on this case . I will guarantee  it . Also , the new Congress will be keeping a  e eye on  this case , without a doubt . If the D.C. Circuit tries to ” screw around ” with the original case , once it hits the appeals level , then it is my expectation that Congress will step in and legislate a solution on its own , no matter how much the D.C. City Government screams bloody murder …

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… Thank You , Benjamin Watson ! [#Darren Wilson case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 1st,2015

.. Ben Watson is a fine NFL player , and evidently is a fine and decent family man …

.. also , I am a fan of his . He used to play for the New England Patriots [no , not a fan of] , and then for my favorite NFL team , the Cleveland Browns . Watson has since moved on , going to the new Orleans Saints …

.. Watson must have been playing in the Monday Night Football game last Monday [11/24/2014] , when the grand jury decision broke . He wrote down some very priescient thoughts , ones that I want to quote verbatim , because they are that on target …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // quote …

.. Watson ‘ s quote : ….

At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.

I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.

I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.

I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn.

BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.

 

.. well done , and well said ! …

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… the Virtues of Self – Defense [#gunfire]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 13th,2015

.. what a armed individual can do for his community …

.. Mark Vaughn is a reserve county sheriff in Moore , Oklahoma . He is also the c.o.o. of his family ‘ s company , Vaughn Foods , a food processing company . When crisis came , he got his gun , and stepped up to the plate …

.. [h/t — theBlaze.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. when an ex – con former employee went berserk , and murdered a customer service employee , and then attacked and wounded another person , he stepped up …

.. he went and got his gun ..

.. as a result , the perp is still alive , unfortunately . Vaughn saved probably countless other lives as a result of his actions . How ? He did it with his personal sidearm that he kept under lock and key in his office …

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… You Really cannot Believe the Average Israeli [#self defense]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 19th,2015

.. especially if there just might be a third intifada that is getting started ..

.. the common Israeli is confident in the police and the IDF . However , they feel that they have to take more step in order to defend themselves . Given Israel ‘ s laws , that will not be easy ..

.. [h/t — yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. however , virtually every adult has served [at one time , or another] in the IDF . So it is likely that they have common sidearms at their disposal . Even if they do not , they know where to ” get them . ” They would rather the arms be legally obtained , but defending themselves comes first …

.. so the Palestinians ought to think twice before attacking . They could end up getting a .357 magnum or .44 caliber Smith & Wesson for their troubles …

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… No , We Do Not Have To End Our Fascination with guns [#Cleveland]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 18th,2015

.. people have the @nd Amendment right of self – defense , Chief .

.. you have to hold responsible the twits that do not safely and responsibly store and handle guns . Especially when that gun [or guns] get into the hands of a child . Those weapons do not belong in those hands …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]…
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. you hold the adults responsible for what happened . Hit them hard with criminal charges …

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… Nicely Done , Daniel Bryan …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 2nd,2014

.. Bryan is a former W.W.E. champion …

.. he came home the other evening to find two robbers trying to take things from his house ..

... Daniel Bryan , with his wife Brie Bella ...

… Daniel Bryan , with his wife Brie Bella …

.. Well , Bryan is one certified bad – ass . He took action …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. he gave chase , and caught the one guy . The other guy is at large …

.. nicely done !! …

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… Smart Move by Illinois State Police [#right of self defense]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 30th,2014

.. at least someone in Illinois is using their thinking cap .

.. hopefully , soon – to – be former Gov. Quinn & Company will keep their hands off of this . It will save them a great deal of grief in court cases and court costs …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. what was originally done was that Concealed Carry permit applicants were turned down , and not given a reason . Someone should have known better . At least the State Police is thinking , I hope …

concealed carry photo

.. what will be done now is that , if one is turned down for a C.C.L. license , then they will be given a reason . That reason will , presumably , give the person the jurisdiction or location who is sticking their nose in the works . It will then give them a fairer chance and a lot less grief over the process …

.. most folks are of limited means . They usually have good reason for a C.C.L. license . When they are turned down , they should be told . Nowadays , they can get help from various gun – rights groups that will be set up in a position to help the public with the bureaucratic maze in Illinois …

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… Nice Call , Trent Franks ! [#house floor speech]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 28th,2014

.. Congressman Trent Franks [R-Az] was on the House floor the other evening addressing the actions of the ObamaCrap Administration over their actions on the issue of the Hamas ‘ rocket attacks on Israel , and the provocation of Israel ‘ s response …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the speech text segment …

.. Franks continued …

In his scathing take-down of the administration’s handling of the Middle East, he described Obama’s support of Palestine as a “flushed and breathless rush to embrace terrorists launching rockets at Israeli children.”

“  Mr. Speaker, last month Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas openly united with the evil terrorist group Hamas, and at this very moment they are raining down rockets upon the innocent citizens of Israel. Half of all Israelis have sought cover in bomb shelters across their tiny country. And the Obama administration has had the reprehensible gall to praise Abbas as someone who is “committed to nonviolence and cooperation with Israel”, and to further proclaim in an Israeli newspaper that, quote, “finally peace is possible.” Mr. Speaker, I thought nothing this president could ever say or do would surprise me any more, but this flushed and breathless rush to embrace terrorists launching rockets at Israeli children is an unprecedented act of cowardice and betrayal. America’s fleet should this minute be off the coast of Israel, and the world, including Abbas, Hamas, and Hezbollah, should know that America’s arsenal of freedom stands ready to defend our most precious ally on earth.

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… You Wonder Why [#problems on the border]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 26th,2014

.. you should see it from the perspective of a citizen , from that of a rancher ..

.. they have to live with the coyotes , the cartels , the illegals , the whole schtick , every day …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog post news …

.. try to understand it from their point of view …

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… Finally , Things Begin to Change in Chicago [#self defense]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 23rd,2014

.. a veteran can finally defend himself .

.. a year ago , he could not do so . Since then , we have had Moore v. Madigan , which has legitimized “concealed carry” in Illinois …

.. this vet came under fire by a guy who was apparantely drunk . So , the drunk guy started shooting . The vet could fight back …

.. [h/t — pjmedia.com/tattler]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. from Byron Preston :

On Friday, July 4th, a veteran of the US military found himself under fire in Chicago. He has a concealed carry permit. That plus his decision to carry his firearm made all the difference in the world.

The veteran and three of his friends were leaving a party on the city’s south side. When the group reached their vehicle, a container with liquor was sitting on top of it. A woman from the group asked another group gathered next door who the liquor belonged to and removed it.

The move angered 22 year-old Denzel Mickiel, who approached the veteran and his friends shouting obscenities. The man then went into his residence and returned with a gun.

As Mickiel opened fire on the group, the veteran took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to assistant state attorney Mary Hain, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The veteran fired two shots, hitting Mickiel both times.

Two of Mickiel’s friends also began shooting at the group, which was able to flee the scene in their vehicle.

Mickiel was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition. A woman in the veteran’s group was hit twice – once in the arm and once in the back – but was stabilized and taken to the hospital.

Mickiel is charged with attempted murder and will be held on $950,000 bond.

Had Friday’s shooting occurred a little more than a year ago, the veteran would not have been legally permitted to conceal carry his firearm.

And he and his friends would probably be dead.

Illinois was the 50th state to pass a concealed

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… What Idiot Decided to Come Up with This ?!?! [Smart Gun // Remote Kill Switch]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 9th,2014

.. you heard it right ..

.. a smart gun , newly patented with remote – kill switch tech …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..

.. [link] to the blog post …

.. it may be neat technologically , but what idiot decided to come up this ??

.. no gun owner worth their salt will buy it ..

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… from the Killer ‘ s own Words [Santa Barbara shooting tragedy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,June 5th,2014

.. the N.R.A. puts it best …

NRA (good guy with gun)

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. Some will use the killer ‘ s name . I will not do so …

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… Nice Going , GrandMa !! [Self – Defense] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 17th,2014

… this is what you call ” aggressive negotiations … ” ??

.. remember , from Star Wars II (the Clone Wars) — remember what that line meant … aggressive negotiations … self defense with a .45 caliber gun …

.. [h/t — ijreview]..
.. [link] to the video report …

.. there is no better weapon for self – defense than a gun …

.. this granny has the nickname ” Rambo . ” See why ….

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… Firearms on Military Bases ?? [deFace the Nation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 13th,2014

.. duh !

.. there are already plenty of ” guns ” on a military base .

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. what Congressman McCaul is talking about is the ability of soldiers (officers and enlisted , both) being able to carry their personal sidearms on base . That right was stricken by a 1990s era executive order by Wilhelm der Fibmeister [Bill Clinton] . He isstating  that maybe it is time for the issue to be re – visited …

.. I think that itshould . I am not sure , though , where I stand on this , yet . I will tell you when …

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… ObamaCraps gone wild [ATF] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 20th,2014

.. story , courtesy of the Libertarian Republic …

.. gun store finds loophole in law , allows them to sell 80% complete AR15 rifle , legally , without background checks …

.. gun can be easily completed by buyers . Government is embarrassed , big time , by loophole . Government tries to strike back …

.. tries to get and seize records and inventory of gun store . Before government acts , gun store strikes back , gains court order to block government from harassing gun store , business , gun buyers …

.. video included …

.. [h/t — theLibertairian Republic]..
.. [link] to the news report …

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… Acquiting George Zimmerman …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

.. The question is now no longer whether or not George Zimmerman will be convicted of murdering Trayvon Martin . I believe that the question is what will then happen after he is acquitted.

.. The local investigators put together a thorough and professional investigation . And the local county put through a complete review of the entire case . Simply put , the case was reviewed with a fine – toothed comb  . And Zimmerman was found to have a complete and thorough case for self – defence .

.. Prosecutors in Florida brought a feeble case to court, filing a charge they knew — or should have known — would not withstand the challenge of even a modestly capable defense. There has been much testimony that supports Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense and precious little that undercuts it. The prosecution invested hope in the testimony of Martin’s parents that it was his screams for help and not Zimmerman’s that were captured on the 9-1-1 call, but on Monday the defense presented witnesses who effectively rebutted this claim. And on Tuesday, a forensic pathologist testified that the physical evidence was consistent with Zimmerman’s account of his confrontation with Martin.

.. Assume that prosecution and defense witnesses all testified in good faith as to their belief that the voice belonged to one or the other of the men. There is a common sense way to reasonably infer which of them was screaming for help. By now the extent of Zimmerman’s injuries are well known (though prosecutors seemed determined to keep this information under wraps for as long as possible). Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and lacerations to the back of his head, all consistent with his account of being punched, knocked down, and having his head bashed on the concrete walkway. Other than the fatal gunshot, Martin’s only injury was bruising to one of his hands.

.. For the jury to believe the screaming voice was Martin’s they would have to accept a scenario in which Zimmerman remained silent while sustaining his injuries, and in which Martin screamed for help while sustaining only a bruised hand. Unlikely. For this and the prosecution’s many other manifest weaknesses, the jury will not convict. Nor should they.

.. Then what will happen ? It is beginning to dawn on members of the media and, through them, on the public at large ,  that an acquittal is very likely, thus lessening the potential for outrage when it comes to pass. Yes, there are those whose very existence depends on their being perpetually and professionally outraged, and there will be no shortage of aggrieved posturing when the not-guilty verdict is delivered, but I doubt the reaction will come to little more than that.

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… Nicely Done , Illinois [Gun Bill passes]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 9th,2013

.. the Legislature , that is .

.. and to you , Governor Patrick Quinn . Up yours ! ..

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court’s deadline.

Both chambers of the Legislature voted to override changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to the bill they approved more than a month ago. Even some critics of the law argued it was better to approve something rather than risk the courts allowing virtually unregulated concealed weapons in Chicago, which has endured severe gun violence in recent months.

The Senate voted 41-17 in favor of the override Tuesday afternoon after the House voted 77-31, margins that met the three-fifths threshold needed to set aside the amendatory veto. Quinn had used his veto authority to suggest changes such as prohibiting guns in restaurants that serve alcohol and limiting gun-toting citizens to one firearm at a time.

Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Democrat from southern Illinois, predicted a history-making day in which lawmakers would dismiss Quinn’s changes as politically motivated.

The law as approved by the Legislature permits anyone with a Firearm Owner’s Identification card who has passed a background check and undergone gun-safety training of 16 hours – longest of any state – to obtain a concealed-carry permit for $150.

The Illinois State Police would have six months to set up a system to start accepting applications. Spokeswoman Monique Bond said police expect 300,000 applications in the first year.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in December that it’s unconstitutional for Illinois to ban concealed carry. The court gave state officials until June 9 to rectify the shortfall, and later extended that by a month.

.. Opinions varied about what would have happened had a law not taken effect. Gun supporters said it would have meant with no law governing gun possession, any type of firearm could be carried anywhere, at any time. Those supporting stricter gun control said local communities would have been able to set up tough restrictions.

.. Gun –  Rights advocates got the permissive law they wanted . They could well have gotten instead a New York-style plan that gives law enforcement authorities wide discretion over who gets permits . In exchange, Chicago Democrats repulsed by gun violence got a long list of places deemed off limits to guns, including schools, libraries, parks and mass transit buses and trains.

LEC here — I believe that the Federal Appeals Court will sign off on this bill . It may not be everything that they want . But the Illinois Legislature went through one hell of a fight to get to this point .

.. Even so , Moore v. Madigan will still be hanging over the heads and hands of Quinn and the Legislature . If there is any backsliding , any at all , the plaintiffs and / or the Court could re – open the case . If that were to happen , then God in Heaven help the people of the State of Illinois .

.. As to the above , and it could still happen if the Court rejects the bill , it would be anything , anywhere , at anytime , for anyone . The  court case would mean no restrictions would be allowed , period . Only if they were done state – wide would they be allowed at all .

.. I wonder . Will the court allow the F.O.I.D. process ,  or force the state to allow citizens to produce just legal id [driver license , passport , or state id] ? I will check the decision to see …

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… Concealed Carry is Coming , Govenor Quinn — Get Over It …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 9th,2013

Concealed Carry is Coming , Patrick

Get Over It

.. today is the day .

.. and , the Illinois Legislature should fully reject Governor Pat Quinn ’ s gun bill changes

.. today , the General Assembly will convene in Springfield. Its first action should be a swift override of Governor Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of the concealed carry bill.

.. the short porch is this — the U. S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found Illinois longstanding and outright ban on firearm being carried by civilians unconstitutional . This ban applies completely to any guns , at all , period . Not just to concealed – carry , contrary to news reports . The carry ban in public is gone , period . End of Story .

.. The Appeals Court has given the State of Illinois until July 9th [today] to come up with a full solution . This state is , at this moment , remains the last state in the union with no provision for firearm carry by ordinary citizens.

.. State Rep. Brandon Phelps , D-Harrisburg, a longtime Second Amendment defender, is one of the sponsors and was one of the lead downstate negotiators on legislation that finally got enough Chicago Democrats — including House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton — on board.

.. Amazingly enough , a fairly neutral bill made its way through the Illinois Legislature .  A bill hardly light on background checks , carry restrictions , no – gun zones , training , and other serious matters easily cleared both chambers with impressive super-majority votes in both chambers: 89-28 in the House and 45-12 in the Senate. The final bill was no sweetheart of the National Rifle Association or the Illinois State Rifle Association, which both backed up and took a formal positions of “neutral.” Some of those groups own members, as well as other pro – gun groups, ripped the potential law as too restrictive, vague and open to abuse by police.

.. Incredibly enough , Governor Quinn did not want to call it a day . He wanted a stronger bill . One which may not meet the requirements of the Appeals Court . A week before the court-imposed deadline for action, Quinn used his amendatory veto powers to issue a broad rewrite of the carry bill . Quinn ’ s rewrite would make permits even tougher to get , and it would further reduce the already-restricted places the public could carry. If not overridden, his veto effectively guts the bill.

.. Whether his actions were spurred by deep conviction , or they were motivated by practical politics, the governor’s broad amendatory veto overreached.

.. Quinn , for all his traits, seem to have waved a dismissive hand at everyone outside the city limits of Chicago, not to mention some well-informed people there who can strongly argue that guns are not the cause of Chicago’s horrendous homicide problem.

.. The Appeals Court , and the people of the State of Illinois have spoken . They have acted through their elected representatives , and they support concealed carry. Quinn’s attempt to gut the bill seems to speak volumes of his disregard for citizens other than those from his own shrinking fan club.

.. State Representative Phelps has already filed his motion to override, and he believes the bill as originally sent to Quinn has the support of both the membership numbers and the legislative leadership.

.. Quinn’s amendatory veto is bad law and bad politics.

.. The General Assembly needs to override Quinn’s veto in its entirety and send him a clear message: This political fight is over .

.. then , and only then , will the Appeals Court act , and then they may accept this bill , and think about it . They may not . Moore v. Madigan would then go into full effect . Then all hell would break loose in Illinois . Even POTUS may well be drawn into the fray .

.. The old carry ban would be gone . Not only that , the concealed – carry ban would be gone , as well . The Illinois Legislature would then have to step in , somehow .

It would turn the streets and woodlands of the state into the Wild West .

.. to be honest , that may not be such a bad idea . The bad guys and gals would have to be afraid . Very afraid . The people that they would be trying to pick on would finally be able to legally defend themselves . It is about damn time !

== Update [July 9th,2013] ==

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois was poised to become the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court’s deadline.

Both chambers of the Legislature were convening to try to override changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to the bill they approved more than a month ago. Even some critics of the law argued approving something was better than letting the courts allow virtually unregulated concealed weapons in Chicago, which has endured severe gun violence in recent months.

The Senate planned to take up the measure Tuesday, after the House voted 77-31 to override the Democratic governor’s amendatory veto. Quinn had used his veto authority to suggest changes such as prohibiting guns in restaurants that serve alcohol and limiting gun-toting citizens to one firearm at a time.

LEC here — the Illinois House has now voted . It is now time for the Illinois Senate to do likewise …

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