^ these bills don't stand a chance on the general floor, but there is talk about the timing. Some speculate that it is an attempt to get us to NOT
talk about HB 148 - The Family Protection Act when we get to Springfield next week.
There is a whole thread at Illinois Carry http://www.illinoiscarry.com/forum/
admonishing people to stay on track with focusing on moving forward with an Illinois carry law.
This debate also pops up in the national media occasionally so it's kind of a vehicle for anti-gunners to get their message out nationally as well.