On the issue of the Second Amendment, Illinois has become a blight on the Heartland; a state in the Midwest with worse CCW laws than California, New York, or Massachusetts. At least the latter three states have "may-issue" concealed carry, whereby a friendly local government can issue a toter's permit, even if denizens of the major cities are Sierra Oscar Lima.
Illinois, however, has "no-way-issue" CCW, whereby you have to be a corrupt politician to carry a gun. Sorry, did I say "corrupt" out loud? I meant "elected official".
The gun owners of Illinois, having watched the rest of the nation adopt more sensible carry laws, are becoming ever more frustrated. This July 11th, they're organizing a rally in Chicago, Mordor itself, to protest at the real seat of power in the politics of their state. Among the guest speakers will be former Texas Representative Dr. Suzanna Hupp, a hero of the CCW rights movement.
Help them make their voices heard.