I'm undoubtedly stepping on the toes of several Illinois residents who are following this closer than I am.
Todd Vandermyde and Brandon Phelps have crafted HB0997 that is one beauty of a 'shall issue' bill for gun rights enthusiasts.
House Speaker Emperor Madigan promptly buried it in a subcommitte so he could put forth his 'may seldom issue' bill (1155) with unbelievable restrictions.
The game plan has changed for our side. Instead of just blocking it, they are trying to add amendments to Madigan's bill to essentially change it to what we want. This is happening right now.
Here's where I get confused. If Todd and Brandon are successful, can't Madigan simply not call it to a vote?