It seems to be that the 'red' counties are wanting to make some statements. I'm in McLean County, so wondering how our SA will go.
I suspect that they're probably fed up with some of the northern counties being so obstinate about the issue. Had Chicago-area politicians been willing to compromise on the issue years ago, I suspect that IL would have a may-issue systems that would amount to de-facto shall-issue throughout most of downstate and no-issue in the Chicago area except for a chosen few. However, since Chicago has thrown its weight around insisting on no-issue for the entire state for so long, downstate probably isn't feeling too conciliatory since the shoe is now on the other foot.
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