It looks like concealed carry is coming to Illinois. Today the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the state law forbidding it is unconsitutional.
One alderman says it will level the playing field. Maybe he meant the killing field.
I don't own a gun. I probably never will. I'm not opposed to guns. Our founding fathers made it abundantly unclear about them in the Second Amendment. But our voice of God, the Supreme Court gives them its blessing, in a 5-4 decision. I just think there are too many of them in circulation. We need that line in the sand, gun control. Of some sort.
It's no use to point to other civilized countries and their rational take on guns. We will go our own way. And reap the whirlwind.
The bad guys will get guns, so why not the good guys. Presuming, of course, the guys who get guns to neutralize the bad guys are the good guys.
No sense in being self-righteous about this. The bullet holes are on the wall. In the end, the argument of survival of the fittest will be the fittest to survive.
Illinois was the only outlier among the 50 states. It now will fall into line.
No one will be coerced into buying a gun and carrying it in public concealed from view. Maybe this is the answer to the murder and mayhem inflicted on law-abiding citizens. Time will tell.
But I'm still a bit uneasy. Not about guns. I understand where they fit in. But where does God fit in?