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  •  The new IL law opened up concealed carry ... (4+ / 0-)

    ... in a boggling number of public places, as envisioned in the Moore case I referred to above. That is the area that is most worrisome to me because the general public in our dense urban area has had no experience with legalized carry.

    The after-midnight crowd in the clusters of neighborhood bars is boisterous enough without the prospect of arming some of them. Establishments getting 50% or more of their revenues from alcohol are off limits to gun carriers under state law and the others, like other kinds of public venues, can post No-Guns signs. Still, enforcement will well be, ah, problematic.

    The discretion, judgment and restraint required to handle civilian weapon carriers is beyond most cops' experiences, too. The new state law has reportedly resulted in 16 hours or more of basic training for law enforcement. We are asking a lot of those men and women.

    We're in a wait and see mode.

    2014 is HERE. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 01:05:11 PM PDT

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