Recently Kansas has passed a law that you don’t need anything to carry a concealed weapon. Contrast that with Illinois where you need a FOID (Firearm Owners Identification Card), a concealed carry permit (which requires that you take a gun safety class, prove proficiency with the weapon and register) and still you can’t carry a concealed weapon almost everywhere including parks, churches, bars, casinos and anywhere where there are large groups of people.
One of the nice thing about the United States is that you can have 50 different ways to approach lawmaking. And consequently, you can see if one type of regulation works better than the other. If Kansas doesn’t have too many problems with their system, can there be any real justification for Illinois having its overly complicated system?
We should have a Constitutional amendment that provides that laws that impose duties on citizens must use the least restrictive means to accomplish the purpose of the law, and evidence that a law doesn’t meet that requirement voids the law.
I am a troublemaker, aren’t I.
Law Dude, Ray Flavin, is a DUI attorney who represents drivers that have been charged with DUI in McHenry County Illinois. His law offices are located across the street from the McHenry County Courthouse in Woodstock, IL.