State Senator Sam McCann says the move to get a concealed-carry law on the books in Illinois is moving painfully slow. Illinois is one of the longest states, north to south, with the northern border as far north as Boston, and the southern-most tip of the state about as far south as Richmond, VA.
McCann, a Carlinville Republican,says finding common ground in Illinois is no easy task, as there are many diverse opinions on the matter.
He says law-abiding gun owners feel their Second Amendment rights are being denied, with all the talk of banning certain weapons, and says adding a Constitutional Amendment - something he has proposed - would protect their rights. The amendment would have to pass by three-fifths majority in both the House and Senate, then be passed by three-fifths of a majority of voters.