So second amendment fans are turning their attention to the land of Lincoln.
“This battle will be waged relentlessly at the polls and in the courts,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “We expect a favorable outcome in the courts, but if these actions fail, it just means that more actions will follow. We will fight until we win, no matter how long it takes.”Illinois' dominant politicians are still big gun-control advocates, but they now face the expense of lawsuits that they'll probably lose, at a time when the state is practically broke.
The city of Chicago, which is also fairly broke, is being forced to pay attorney's fees in the big gun-control case they lost: McDonald vs. Chicago.
I also think the evidentiary tide has turned on this issue. States that allow concealed carry have not suffered any big increase in shootings. And Illinois has not become a murder-free paradise.
In retrospect, hampering self-defense
looks sort of dense.