I just thought I'd post this for other Illinois citizens. With the Illinois governor election right around the corner I thought I would email a few of the candidates. So far I haven't gotten any emails back from other candidates. Below is the list of candidates I have emailed so far. ONLY Bill Brady (R) is the only one that has emailed me back. Farther down is my email and Bill's response. Just thought I'd share it.
* Brady, Bill
* Dillard, Kirk
* Hynes, Dan
* Murphy, Matt
* Proft, Dan
* Quinn, Pat
I'm a current resident of Effingham, Illinois (Southern Illinois) and I'm very curious what your stance is on the current gun laws as well as the non existent concealed carry laws in Illinois? I'm a strong supporter of the right to bear arms and believe Illinois should have concealed carry. We're only 1 of 2 states that does NOT have concealed carry while the other 48 states in our great nation have some form of concealed carry. With the money generated from concealed carry it would be a great upside to the Illinois budget as well as giving our citizens of Illinois their constitutional right to protect themselves.
So what are you views on concealed carry and our current gun laws?
Thanks for your time,
As a member of both the NRA and the ISRA with consistent A ratings, I support giving Illinois citizens the same protection through concealed carry as the citizens of 48 other states enjoy. I find it unacceptable that law-abiding Illinois citizens do not have the same rights as citizens in the other states. I have consistently supported concealed carry legislation and fought attempts by Chicago area legislators on both sides of the aisle to impose further restrictions on the ownership and use of firearms in Illinois. As Governor, I will continue to push for a "shall-issue" concealed carry law and oppose any legislation that infringes on the Second Amendment.
Thanks. If you have other questions, please email me.
I think it's great to hear from a guy that see's eye to eye with every other state and what Illinois is missing pertaining to gun laws. It appears this guy is not some fat cat liberal from the State of Chicago. Hopefully Bill will be able to impact the gun laws in Illinois and have an ear to the ground in Southern Illinois.