I know in the home we have a very good justifiable use of force statute. Theoretically the owner of the business could carry in the business as well. However this situation happening in Crook County is a different story. The laws are quite restrictive as far a registration, Chicago licensing and permitting etc.He almost got disarmed, swinging that bat one-handed like that. I imagine the thug would have been really ticked and motivated, after being proven such an awful shot and then grabbing the bat from the shopkeep.
So, what's the Illinois statute: is having a loaded firearm in the shop or home lawful? (Plenty of folks in IL have guns, of course.)
Even if not carried, it could go a long way to helping in such a situation.
Sadder than that is the fact that the 7th CA has told the state to come up with a reasonable CCW statute. What does the legislature do with 59 days left before the deadline? Try to pass more restricitions on magazines, heighten penalities for legal gun owners who may have made a mistake in the FOID process, and work 4 hour days....It's sadly disturbing...With the absolute worst crime rate in the nation, and the most restrictive, stupid gun laws how can anyone defend the current mess? Unfreaking believable.
Greg, I hate to be the bearer of bad news. The election was two days ago she did win by a landslide.I'm wondering,if just Chicago has had 450-500 murders every year for the last 10 yrs,and they won't allow CC,what in the world,will it take to change their minds?.Then the Lady,in Chicago who is running for office,said cc permits really doesn't do any good,because no one pulled a gun in the theater in the Aurora,to try and take out the shooter.I'm in S.C., and even i had read the theater had no gun signs out front.It wouldn't surprise me,if she wins.
PLEASE don't post these links when registration is required.Here is John Kass' column about this.
Store robbery video: In Illinois, the politicians, not the taxpayers, are protected - chicagotribune.com