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Old June 23, 2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Chicago Tribune Illinois CCW poll

Interesting front page at WGN Radio/Chicago Tribune. The lead story says a hijacked car was found with a toddler inside after the parent was robbed and carjacked.

There is also a poll asking whether it's time for Illinois to follow Wisconsin and the other 48 states and allow CCW, or should the other 49 states ban CCW?

The poll is in the top third of the page on the right.


http://www.wgnradio.com/
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Old June 23, 2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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Yep, I hit that one. 70+% want to be able ccw in Illinois.
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Old June 23, 2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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Old June 23, 2011, 10:38 AM   #4
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Worked for me. (and that means it would work for anybody....)
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Old June 23, 2011, 10:45 AM   #5
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I know that the poll is only a sample of the population of Illinois, but of the people that have taken this poll, it seems that most Illinoisans want CCW. I am hoping that with the two recent lawsuits and HB148 on standby for now, things will be looking up. I have too much invested in this area at this time to just move and be free like the rest of the country. Until then all we can do is wait and help spread the word. I love sharing "Armed Citizen" stories from my newest American Rifleman at work. Gets people thinking in a creative way. If I just bring up firearms in conversation, the anti's automatically shut down. Once they think about their kid getting raped or coming home to find someone inside, they ask if I own a gun. I've got 4 people at my job to send off for their FOID (non-Illinois people: its a permit you need to own a firearm in this state) and want me to go with them to the LGS to pick something out.

Times are tough and we in Illinois should not be limited to protecting ourselves in our homes. Besides, I have a 590, SKS, & an AR, in my house. I can't CCW those on the street. That is what the pistols are for.... Mr. Quinn, let me carry my pistols.
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Old June 23, 2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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At 11:47 A.M. 6/23/2011:
Illinois is now the only state that bans carrying concealed weapons.

Like Wisconsin, it is time for us to change. (478 responses)
76%

It's time for the other 49 to be more like us. (151 responses)
24%

629 total responses

How far out of the mainstream can state elected officials remain?
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Old June 23, 2011, 11:09 AM   #7
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hit it but i forgot the percentages, it was around 70/30 or something.
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Old June 23, 2011, 11:21 AM   #8
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Up to 77%.
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Old June 23, 2011, 11:55 AM   #9
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12:54 EDT, 78 to 22%

if they can stuff the ballot boxes for Obama, we can stuff their poll..........as they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often!
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Old June 23, 2011, 12:03 PM   #10
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Like Wisconsin, it is time for us to change. (579 responses)

78%

It's time for the other 49 to be more like us. (165 responses)

22%

744 total responses

Keep it up people. We need all the support we can get.
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Old June 23, 2011, 12:10 PM   #11
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586/166

It will be interesting how they report the results as the poll question is is fairly unambigous.
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Old June 26, 2011, 07:44 PM   #12
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I love sharing "Armed Citizen" stories from my newest American Rifleman at work. from post #5

I enjoy reading the Armed Citizen. I take a pen and on those where someone is killed I write a BIG -1 . Make a couple copies and post on the lunchroom bulletin board and leave other copies on the anti 2A rights persons desks.
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Old June 27, 2011, 06:02 PM   #13
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I live in communist Illinois. The rest of the country gets to protect themselves and their families, but we can't...legally. Wouldn't you think our politicians would catch on by now that maybe guns aren't so bad?!?
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Old June 27, 2011, 07:24 PM   #14
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The poll has now been changed to one about Blago. Guess he saved their bacon and allowed them to continue ignoring reality a bit longer.

Way to go, Wisconsin. Illinois, you are next.

I move away from Illinois seven years ago, and would love to move back when I retire. Their anti-gun mindset is the #1 obstacle to that goal.

If they get CCW, they are back in the running.
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Old June 27, 2011, 08:02 PM   #15
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I live in communist Illinois. The rest of the country gets to protect themselves and their families, but we can't...legally. Wouldn't you think our politicians would catch on by now that maybe guns aren't so bad?
Why do you think they don't know? Of course they know, it isn't about you protecting yourself, it is about power, as it is with any tyranny/dictator -style government - you re now at their mercy
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