Set clear standards for concealed carry

May 19, 2013 

The Democratic senators from Chicago are being ridiculous with their new proposal for concealed carry. Everyone, NRA members included, want some limits on who can carry a gun.

But House Bill 183 would require a person to have, among other things, "a proper reason" to carry a gun in public, and be of "good moral character." Those standards are about as confusing and subjective as the trivia night question: Who was the worst dictator ever?

How would the State Police determine who has good moral character and what constitutes a "proper reason" to carry a gun? The standards need to be clear-cut and objective.

The bill also would give the Chicago Police the authority to set criteria different from the rest of the state.

Obviously this is an attempt by the Chicago gun control crowd to limit concealed carry, not facilitate it as a federal court has ordered.

Forty-nine states already allow concealed carry. The court gave Illinois until June 9 to become No. 50.

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