Sigh… here we go again.
Worried transit officials asked lawmakers to imagine a CTA train packed with inebriated, possibly irate fans after a Cubs night game, then consider the wisdom of adding gun-toting passengers to the potentially volatile mix.
Or what if a thief grabbed a bus rider’s iPhone — a not-uncommon crime — and an armed commuter tried to stop the criminal?
Those scenarios were raised Friday by Chicago transit officials, who called on state legislators to prohibit anyone from carrying a weapon on buses and trains if a concealed-carry law is adopted in Illinois.
We have heard these kinds of fears every time concealed carry is brought up in a new state - yet they never happen. With 49 other states allowing some form of concealed carry and several allowing concealed carry even without a permit or background check, there is plenty of evidence that points to fact that this kind of speculation is unfounded BS. It’s either the rambling of the ignorant, or the rambling of the knowing preying on the ignorant.
I am still waiting on the shoot outs on the highways, quick draws in the streets, and the sky to be blacked out because so many bullets would be flying through the air. This is what we were promised by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Eugene Lane, Jim Stingl, and the rest of the media when Wisconsin allowed concealed carry. Can I sue them for false advertising or something?
Thomas, Jim Doyle and Tom Barrett also promised wild west shootouts. They were wrong or they lied.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Eugene Lane, Jim Stingl have yet not explained why they were so wrong.
p.s. I was living in Texas when they passed CCW modeled after Florida. I was concerned for the same reasons until I thought it out logically.
There was a pizza joint manager shot dead as he made his regular deposit in the early hours, on the south side of Milwaukee, several years ago. If he had CCW he might be alive today.