When you leave in the morning for work, school, or just out, can you really say you are safe? We live in a new era where technology has come a long way from what it was many years ago. Along with these great modern changes also comes the brutal fact that we also live in an era where crime has skyrocketed to its highest peak. Every time you turn on the television, radio, or just log on the web, we see and hear the truth about how we are living these days. The senseless killings and robberies have become a real concern for many Americans now and days. Just walking to your vehicle can become frightening when you are parked in a parking garage or parked on the street where the lack of lighting becomes the main element of a robbery. Are we safe? how safe are we really?   No one wants to think that the only way to be sure we are safe is to carry a firearm. Carrying a firearm comes with responsibilities. Obtaining proper training can be the best investment while you carry your firearm. I mean even when you are the victim of a crime somehow you become the " BAD GUY" with the laws that are constantly changing, giving the assailants more rights than you as the victim.

Remember that in a situation where you have no other choice but to draw and discharge your firearm striking your attacker, comes with consequences. Just to think that we as law-abiding citizens did not even ask to be in a situation. Now after an attack, you find yourself in court because the attacker and a criminal attorney decided that what you did to him was wrong. Believe it or not, there will be a judge or jury to award them any monies owed to them because we did not properly say "STOP" or " GET AWAY"  somehow there is an attorney that will find that small technicality that will shift the wrongdoing to you possibly placing you under arrest and legally charged.

Unfortunately, that is the truth, as we hear about it all the time.  Are we ready for what comes after an attack and you had no choice but to defend yourself, the property that you have worked for your entire life, or protecting your family that is the most important people in your life. Now we can't assure that just because you are properly trained you will be exempt from all of this; however, you can minimize the chances of you even getting into a situation like this by simply being observant. Knowing where you are at all times and thinking outside the box if things just don't seem right. Being prepared at all times will definitely be on your side. Practicing loud verbal commands at home and spending some time at the range could be very helpful in a situation like this. knowing your firearm and the proper way of handling it can be very beneficial to you as well. Let's no fall victim to those who prey on hard-working innocent citizens.


Section 15. Objections by law enforcement agencies.

(a) Any law enforcement agency may submit an objection to a license applicant based upon a reasonable suspicion that the applicant is a danger to himself or herself or others, or a threat to public safety. The objection shall be made by the chief law enforcement officer of the law enforcement agency, or his or her designee, and must include any information relevant to the objection. If a law enforcement agency submits an objection within 30 days after the entry of an applicant into the database, the Department shall submit the objection and all information related to the application to the Board within 10 days of completing all necessary background checks.
(b) If an applicant has 5 or more arrests for any reason, that have been entered into the Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) System, within the 7 years preceding the date of application for a license, or has 3 or more arrests within the 7 years preceding the date of application for a license for any combination of gang-related offenses, the Department shall object and submit the applicant's arrest record, the application materials, and any additional information submitted by a law enforcement agency to the Board. For purposes of this subsection, "gang-related offense" is an offense described in Section 12-6.4, Section 24-1.8, Section 25-5, Section 33-4, or Section 33G-4, or in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 12-6.2, paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 16-30, paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Section 31-4, or item (iii) of paragraph (1.5) of subsection (i) of Section 48-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(c) The referral of an objection under this Section to the Board shall toll the 90-day period for the Department to issue or deny the applicant a license under subsection (e) of Section 10 of this Act, during the period of review and until the Board issues its decision.
(d) If no objection is made by a law enforcement agency or the Department under this Section, the Department shall process the application in accordance with this Act.

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