- Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 09:58 AM
Up until a recent ruling by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois had a prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon in public, making it the only state without some form of concealed carry. In response to that ruling, activists on both sides of the issue, members in the General Assembly and the general public have been engaged in discussions about what type of legislation should be created. And while these discussions can sometimes leave people frustrated or upset, I think they are extremely vital in educating people on firearms and necessary if we are going to craft responsible legislation.
Guns were a part of my life growing up; I began hunting at a young age and have owned many different types of firearms throughout my life. I can’t say the same for many of my colleagues in
Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon announced that 15 freshman members of the General Assembly will be part of a new Firearms Working Group created to help bridge the geographical divide on gun ownership and use in
I will always fight to protect your constitutional right to bear arms. And I will continue to stand by Southern Illinois hunters and all