Concealed carry legislation is headed to the desk of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn after a compromise bill passed both houses of the state legislature yesterday. The news that Illinois would begin issuing five-year concealed carry permits to citizens was good news to Second Amendment supporters.
Illinois: the last state to finally allow concealed carry. Now that's what I call moving forward. Illinois, welcome to personal freedoms!
— Kimberly Cook (@KimberNerd) June 1, 2013
— Anna Pfaff (@AnnaLPfaff) June 1, 2013
Not everyone was thrilled to see Illinois join the other 49 states in having some form of concealed carry. On the same day a journalism professor called for NRA members to be fired on by the government with tanks and missiles, the vote in Illinois inspired disappointment in some and violent gun fantasies in at least one other.
"@Socko22: Illinois passed concealed carry..ima stay strapped" Just fucking great I'm going to get shot
— Angelica (@FckingAngelica) June 1, 2013
Concealed carry passes in Illinois? So now I have a greater chance of getting shot by a nutjob who thinks he's protecting me?
— AheadByEcho (@AheadByEcho) May 31, 2013
We've perverted the constitution when every state allows concealed carry and only 12 view same-sex couples as full & equal citizens.
— Gregory Michie (@GregoryMichie) June 2, 2013
Today, the state of Illinois made is easier to kill and harder to love. Yet we wonder what is wrong with America. Priorities maybe?
— Johnnie D (@digster71) June 1, 2013
Those comments weren’t about to go unanswered.
.@The1AmberDawn So a woman who is being stalked by her abusive ex who concealed carries is a threat to you? Cops are a threat to you?
— KJ (@thekelliejane) June 1, 2013
— heather golden (@codeezra) June 1, 2013
.@The1AmberDawn I'm sure female victims of domestic violence who conceal carry legally are especially appreciative of your idiotic sentiment
— Mandy Nagy (@Liberty_Chick) June 1, 2013
So you want to kill people for excercising their legal rights, after generally surviving a background check? @The1AmberDawn
— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 1, 2013
.@The1AmberDawn you try to "take 'em out" and they'll be justified in defending themselves with force. So good luck with that.
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) June 1, 2013
@The1AmberDawn Now, that could be a threat to Off Duty Police as well as Undercover Officers. You might want to rethink your policy.
— Skycaptain (@1skycaptain) June 2, 2013
— Alex Venz (@PTPetra) June 2, 2013
@The1AmberDawn You're kidding, right? "I don't know if they're violent or not so I'll kill them first" Threat to public safety, indeed…
— Ed Killifer (@WallHack) June 2, 2013
@The1AmberDawn you are worried that CCW holders are a threat to public safety, so you're willing to kill them? So your threats are ok?
— Anthony (@RDS_) June 2, 2013
@The1AmberDawn So how many drug dealers,gang members, murderers, rapists, muggers have you gone after? They all carry guns. How many?
— Anthony (@RDS_) June 2, 2013
Just as the government’s gun grab has been followed by a surge in NRA memberships and a run on guns and ammo, rabid opposition to concealed carry might be the best advertisement for a permit.
@pmikewillis IMHO these delusional ppl who aim 2 "take out"others 4 a imaginary perceived threat are the reason concealed carry is necessary
— Cali Azona (@CaliAzona) June 1, 2013