It is a really bad shall issue bill, almost as bad as Ohio’s shall issue was to start with.
The plus side is that it may be the best that can be had, given the circumstances.
Constitutional carry holds promise, but would have to be fought for in each city and suburb of Chicago in the courts.
Yes, it’s a bad shall issue bill. A horrible infringement on the 2A, with blatant unconstitutional limits on the right to keep and bear arms. And it’s far from even being passed.
But it is a shall issue bill.
And it preempts home rule. [Chicago’s “assault weapon” ban, magazine limit, firearm registration, ammunition restrictions, & Chicago Firearm Permit all suffer summary execution if this bill becomes law.]
I am not happy, but will accept, this bill. It is a basis for establishing and growing the 2A in this socialist hellhole.
Nor I will not cry if Rahm kills this bill, either. We won’t have constitutional carry (despite what you read). But the vast majority of the state will be free of the yoke of Cook county. And then Cook/Chicago will spend years squandering their EBT funds in the courts.
Small steps, small steps. All these anti-gun laws didn't appear overnight, they were incrementally implemented. We can use the same tactics in reverse. Whatever restrictions they add, we counter with stuff like CCWs allowed on school yards, restaurants, parks, etc.