Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) is circulating a petition to garner support for concealed carry legislation. Kay is a co-sponsor of House Bill 997 to enact a concealed carry law in Illinois.
“Chicago politicians are apprehensive in supporting a concealed carry law in Illinois,” said Rep. Kay. “I don’t anticipate us pro-Second Amendment legislators receiving a warm welcome at either hearing, which is why I need the help from supporters of the Second Amendment to sign and circulate a petition in support of concealed carry.”
Rep. Kay’s petition reads as follows, “The Second Amendment states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. In December 2012, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed our rights by throwing out the State of Illinois’ concealed carry ban. Chicago politicians have blatantly disregarded our Constitutional rights for years, now is the time to stand up and protect our families and property from violent criminals. It is for this reason that we, the undersigned support passage of House Bill 997. We urge the General Assembly to pass concealed carry now!”
The petition can be downloaded HERE