Recently several concerned citizens have voiced their worries of a concealed carry law in Illinois. I couldn’t agree more; just think of all the horrific things that might happen if we allow law abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon! In fact, I think we should pass legislation to make it illegal to even own a gun in Illinois! While I’m at it, let’s also make it illegal to drink and drive, do drugs, or even drive recklessly down the road. Oh. Wait. Those laws already exist? I don’t understand. If we have laws that make it illegal to do those things, then why does it still happen? The answer is that the individuals committing the acts are not law abiding citizens, they are criminals. Allowing concealed carry will only affect law abiding citizens. The criminals that have no regard for the law are already doing what they want. Recently someone mentioned that a student might take permanent revenge on a bully if concealed carry was allowed. The bully is in the wrong and the focus should be on his next action. As it does in 48 other states, Concealed Carry allows law abiding citizens to protect themselves, their family, and others against the criminals who have no regard for the law.