Too soon to change concealed carry law

February 17, 2014 

As any gun owner can tell you, it's easier to hit a stationary target than a moving one. But some Illinois lawmakers just don't seem to understand that simple concept.

The first permits haven't even been issued yet under Illinois' new concealed carry law, but already some lawmakers want to change the rules. Less training. More restrictions.


All this would do is muddy the water, confuse gun owners and law enforcers alike and make a successful rollout of the law that much more difficult.

Lawmakers would be wise to heed the advice of state Rep. Brandon Phelps, the chief sponsor of the original legislation. He said they need to take a deep breath and see how the law functions in its present form before trying to change it.


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