Don’t rush out to the gun store yet, though. “It will likely be 2014 before any firearm owners are permitted to pack handguns in public,” reports the Chicago Tribune. That’s because “Illinois now has to set about building a bureaucracy to process applications.”
The Trib adds: “While gun owners may have questions about how soon they’ll be able to carry guns in public, other state residents may also have questions about where they can expect to find people armed with deadly weapons.”
Wait, how could Chicago have all those shootings when it’s illegal to carry a gun? Don’t street criminals have any respect for the law? Oh wait, of course they don’t–which is why Chicago already had “virtually unregulated weapons.” The new law will allow honest citizens, those who do comply with regulations, to defend themselves.