Illinois to get Concealed Carry… But not you Chicago.

Despite the big win for the 2nd Amendment, and Illinois residents in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, it seems that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Chicago Police Superintendent Geri Mc Carthy want to decide the issue of concealed carry for you.  They will decide if you really need a gun.  (Maybe if you beg they will let you have one.)

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Sheriff Tom Dart said Sunday that he is proposing a concealed-carry gun ordinance to keep Cook County from becoming the “Wild West.”

Dart said he’s worried about a stalemate in the General Assembly on a law to license people to carry concealed guns. If legislators don’t meet a June 9 court deadline to pass such a law, anyone with a state firearm owner’s identification card could legally walk anywhere in public with a concealed weapon, Dart said. …

Dart’s ordinance would give him the power to approve and reject licenses to carry concealed guns in Cook County. Applicants would have to pay a $300 fee for a license.

Gee, where’s my shocked face? A Cook County official has come up with a “solution” that not only involves his having absolute power, but also requires our paying more money to Cook County to exercise our God-given rights? Of course!

But will criminals see it the Sheriff’s way?  How safe do you feel?  Remember, 911= “Dial a Prayer.”  

Illinois Legislature Defeats Genuine, Good Faith Concealed Carry

From the Chicago Tribune:

The Illinois House tonight defeated a concealed weapons proposal favored by gun rights advocates, a setback that could spur negotiations toward finding common ground with lawmakers who back gun control.

The legislation represented a signature showdown in the critical gun debate that is in the spotlight this spring because a federal appeals court has set an early June deadline for Illinois to put in place a concealed weapons law.

Under the proposal, guns could have been carried on mass transit buses and trains but banned from taverns, schools, casinos, stadiums, child-care facilities, universities and government buildings, including courthouses, legislative offices and the state Capitol.

Rep. Brandon Phelps, the legislature’s leading concealed carry advocate, challenged his colleagues to vote for what he viewed as reasonable parameters on where people could carry guns in public, who is allowed to carry, who decides whether a person is eligible and how much training should be required.

“This could be our last chance,” Phelps said, saying he had made changes to address numerous concerns of gun control  lawmakers. “We keep giving and we keep giving and we keep giving.”

Roll call here at Illinois Review.

Pursuant to a federal court order, Illinois has until June 9 to pass a 2nd-amendment compliant concealed carry law. As for the Tribune’s cheerleading for “negotiations toward finding common ground with lawmakers who back gun control,” I say screw that. Rep. Phelps’, who, by the way, is a democrat, proposal was a genuine concealed carry law, albeit not perfect, but at least a good faith effort to give law-abiding citizens some opportunity to exercise their rights, as opposed to the sort of “may carry” charade that Mike Madigan and the Chicago democrats tried to trick everybody into thinking was 2nd-amendment compliant. PULEEZE!

Illinois citizens,  it is time to contact your representatives and let them know that you want a real concealed carry law, not some faux legislation designed to trick the courts. Otherwise, we should let the June 9 deadline arrive, and we’ll have constitutional carry.

Gee, maybe then Illinois won’t, to use a phrase very popular with liberals, be “out of the mainstream.” Check out this gif file to see a dramatic representation of how OOTM Illinois is.

A Week in Bizarro World-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

This week was one of bizarre spectacles, over and above the 2nd inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, praise be his name. That event featured Richard Blanco’s poem “One Today.” “My face your face” is part I remember. Seriously? “My ass, your ass,” I thought. Of course, I’m probably just a peasant who doesn’t appreciate great art from a man who is both Latino and an open homosexual, and therefore, above criticism.  Then the great speech by the One himself. I didn’t notice. Did they hand out the little red books to the assembled cadres there or is Organizing for Action going to send those out using their tax-deductible contributions?

In other bizarro world events, consider the following:

  1. After making sure that anyone who might challenge her narrative had laid their cards on the table before she went on the record, Sec. of State, Hillary “What Difference Does it Make?” Clinton finally recovered from her vapors and appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee to tell her story about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. Libya on September 11, 2012. Her acolytes in the Lame Stream Media praised both her spunky pushback against the Republican dolts who dared to pose serious questions, and her tearful recalling of her greeting flag-draped coffins at Andrews Air Force Base. Missing from their slobbering reports was any mention of the glaring irony of a woman who cut her teeth in the Watergate investigation, pursuing dishonesty in the Nixon administration, raising her voice to proclaim that such dishonesty should make no difference. Nor did they mention the ridiculous performance by her former Democrats, who agreed that it’s time to “move on” from the Obama administration’s many shifting stories about four dead Americans, but who wanted hearings on the Bush administration’s 2003 decision to invade Iraq, a decision, for which, just sayin’, Mrs. Clinton voted “yea,” a fact that they also failed to mention. Also missing was any mention of her vow to pursue to ends of the earth the heinous film maker who caused all this trouble in the first place, except her really didn’t, and anyway, it’s time to move on.
  2. Meanwhile, a U.S. Senator who at one time had her own concealed carry permit because of fears for her own safety, presented her plan to disarm her fellow Americans. In another irony, she and her fellow gun-grabbers bleat incessantly about the phony “gun show loophole,” while presenting their very own gun show, a presser which was even opened with a prayer, an apparent loophole of their own. Did Barry Lynn’s beeper go off? Is the ACLU preparing a lawsuit? What happened to their precious “separation of church and state?”

Of course, if any of these people appreciated irony, they would take Speaker Newt Gingrich up on his proposal that we hold gun control hearings in Chicago, which just happens to have both the strictest gun control laws in the country and three times the murder rate of New York City, and double that of Los Angeles. How can that be? There’s a real head scratcher.

Lame duck Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta dropped a bomb while going out the door, lifting the ban on women surviving directly in combat, a decision no doubt calculated by the One’s administration to be less politically radioactive if done by someone who is leaving Washington to return to his walnuts in California. With sequestration looming, three more Americans killed in Algeria in the aftermath of the “Arab spring,” and al Qaeda clearly not decimated, but on the march, is this hat tip to political correctness, another shiny object that they hope will distract us from their disastrous foreign policy? What will be the impact on our military? We’ll get the 411 from our guest Elaine Donnelly, of the Center for Military Readiness.

Also joining us will be Leslie Eastman, contributor to the terrific blog, Legal Insurrection and member of the San Diego Tea Party. We’ll get her take on what the GOP needs to do to get its mojo back, and time permitting, ask her her opinion of Pat Robertson’s latest “there he goes again.” You didn’t hear about that? Don’t miss it!

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Obama, Bigger Enemy of America Than Osama: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

The loathing for racist, imperialist Amerika that Barack Obama learned from his mentors Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah “G-d damn America” Wright has been reflected in his “lead from behind” failed foreign policy. As noted in this post, the right Rev Wright was right about one thing: chickens do come home to roost. It’s amazing, but true that politicians still haven’t learned an indisputable truth: it’s not the crime, it’s the coverup. The wheels are coming off the Obama regime’s Lie Express as the facts, which really only confirm what was obvious within days of the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi, emerge. This morning Sen. Lindsay Graham said it all when he characterized this incident as evidence of “failed presidential leadership at its worst.” How did one this morning’s designated Chicago mouthpieces, Sen. Dick “Eddie Haskell” Durbin respond? We’ll share the soundbites, and connect the dots between Barack Obama’s ideology and not only the exploding Middle East, but acts of Islamic terrorism on American soil. The victims of what the Obama administration continues to characterize as “workplace violence” at Fort Hood in November 2009 demand the end of the politically-correct baloney that keeps them from getting their due from the U.S. Government.

This morning’s Sunday show appearances by Obama’s mouthpieces reveal what the One will try to use tomorrow to deflect the inevitable questions about his Libya disinformation campaign. It won’t work.

There’s another Middle East coverup. Let’s call it “Fast and Furious, Saudi style.” Have you heard of it? Of course not, but you will on today’s show.

Speaking of Fast and Furious, we know that this disgraceful operation shares something with the disaster in Libya; that is, it was hatched out of the same left-wing, anti-freedom, anti-Constitution ideology. Barack Obama is steeped in this failed world view, and so is the state government that foisted him on an unsuspecting nation, Illinois, and it’s not a coincidence that Illinois is one of the only states in the country that absolutely deny law-abiding citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon. One Illinois public official has had it, and has decided to do something about it.  Winnebago County County Board member Jim Webster will join us for a Second Amendment Update to talk about his proposed concealed carry ordinance.

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