While our state legislators couldn't decide how to fix our broken state pension system or approve gay marriage, they were able to pass a restrictive law allowing citizens to carry concealed guns. But one of the restrictions prohibits concealed carry on public transit systems.
Concealed carry also would be prohibited in casinos, government buildings and stadiums. According to a Tribune story, "the bill would allow people to carry concealed weapons in restaurants where alcohol is served but more than half of the sales are for food."
It's great to know that our esteemed legislators had the wisdom to ban concealed carry on the CTA and Metra. I mean really - it's bad enough having to defend yourself against book bags, back packs and cell phone thieves. Imagine if you had to worry whether any of these folks were packing guns.
Of course, they could be anyway.