Concealed Carry

As American citizens, we are given a right and that is the right to bear arms. We as Americans should be thankful as other countries don’t even come close. Now there are some anti-gun protesters who will fight and keep insisting that guns are very dangerous. Then you have the politicians fighting for stricter gun laws. You see before in some states you could only purchase a firearm and keep it within your home. Now, most of the states have passed the law of concealed carry. Now millions of Americans can exercise their second amendment right. It is unfortunate that some protesters are actually trying to keep you from exercising your right.

What protesters and politicians don’t seem to understand is that the bad guys don’t ask for permission and never the less want to do things the right way. I mean when was the last time you heard a concealed carry license holder robbed a bank? Or committed a crime? don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s happened, however, if, in fact, it did it was a very rare case. In my personal opinion, the streets would be a bit safer. Think about this for a second, if an attacker or burglar knew that there are many people carrying a firearm, the chances of the people becoming a target I believe would be slim to none. And if they did become a target, we could only assume who would lose that battle. I strongly believe that if most Americans would Concealed Carry, We would have less few crimes out in the streets, of course with proper training and well educated on firearms.

What we need to do is stop blaming the guns all the time, we need to accept that it is not the gun that causes issues it is the individual behind the gun causing such issues. Instead of taking our rights away as Americans, we should be educating us on the use of a firearm. A full background check, as well as a full mental/medical background check, should be performed before granting someone a permit to concealed carry. We as American citizens should not lose our rights because of people who don’t appreciate what we have.

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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