The Illinois State Police have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of applicants for the Illinois Conceal Carry License. Over 25,000 applications have been received in just two weeks and the number is growing at 1,000-2,000 per day! CCW Classes are filling up quickly and are going on all over the state...even CLC in going to teach the CCW Classes! I foresee this as the #1 political game changer in Illinois. The people of Illinois have not been able to exercise this Constitutional Right in over 50 years! Now that the chains have been removed from us,,, the keepers of the shackles are not seen with much respect anymore. Those who want to place more restrictions on the CCW Law, will find themselves out of work and looking for a job in N.Y. 
Walter White January 20, 2014 at 04:08 PM
25,000 is greater than 10 million? Where did you learn math?
Dan Cox January 20, 2014 at 06:15 PM
25,000 for Conceal Carry in days... not months and where do you get the figure of 10 Million Illinois residents signed up for Obama Care?
Brian L. January 20, 2014 at 06:16 PM
We all understand your excitement Mr. Cox, but you outline a core problem with most of this countries residents. This is what you see as the political game changer? Residents being allowed to carry a gun? You make reference to being in shackles as though your life was under supreme duress. It's a gun. I'm guessing you've lived at least 20-30 years on this great country and, assuming the vitriol you harbor against Illinois over guns, you have lived here your whole life. How many times have you feared for your life while shopping or walking the streets? How many crimes have you witnessed that you could have stopped with your gun? I'm not bringing that up to be anti Conceal Carry but to illuminate the fact that there is no reason this should be issue number one for anyone. Issue, fine. Any person who has applied for CC has no doubt already voted straight to the right. It won't change any sort of political power.
Just Sayin January 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM
Cox...you are delusional.
RB January 20, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Right. How did Mr. Cox ever unplug a toilet without a gun on his hip? Illinois has less gun related crime than at least 20 other States. The next time you're pulled over for a speeding ticket and the officer approaches you as though you are armed...thank Mr. Cox and his unbridled desire to carry a gun everywhere he goes....for some reason.
Dan Cox January 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM
You guys are funny, we will see the young ladies carrying a gun soon and you will not be as important for security and safety anymore and when she says no...you had better listen! Your Liberal Progressive leaders are in trouble and they know it.
Bringin' Down Briarwood January 21, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Would you please get a grip? Have desperate do you have to be to make a comparison between these two topics? Next topic: Is Conceal Carry more popular than your Grandma?
Bringin' Down Briarwood January 21, 2014 at 05:07 PM
And since you're such a political genius, Dan, (as shown by the well-executed boycott) why don't you tell me how your Republican knucklehead buddies will gain some power in a state that is strongly Republican, yet they don't have enough brains to get the governor's seat? It's an easy answer. H*ll, I'm going out of my way this year to hopefully vote for a republican governor, and it's so easy to put one in office. And guess what? The change will have nothing to do with guns. It' so easy to get a little Republican leadership and the party f's it up year after year recently. But if your guys are smart, then ... you see ... they get in office and then your NRA boys can do whatever the h*ll they want. You see, there are a multitude of issues, and guns won't even be in the top three. So try actually thinking outside your single-topic box, and maybe you can help your guys actually win for once instead of forever sitting on the sidelines.
Dan Cox January 21, 2014 at 05:22 PM
BDB, NOTHIN' is more popular than Grandma! Her Hugs and Chocolate Chip Cookies are what every kid knows to be the best things in life.
Bringin' Down Briarwood January 22, 2014 at 02:08 AM
Well at least that message has more substance, heart and soul than what you usually post.
Dan Cox January 22, 2014 at 07:13 AM
BDB, My Gandma packed a .38 Revolver and took it with her everywhere she went. When a Mugger tried to steal her purse, she told him that the only thing he was gonna get was a face full of hot lead! He ran for his life, screaming "Don't Shoot!" My Granny had lived through the 1st World War, Great Depression and WW2, she was really cool.
Walter White January 22, 2014 at 07:19 AM
What part of Germany did she live in?
Dan Cox January 22, 2014 at 07:23 AM
Walter White, she shot the Krauts in France and smiled as she did it, Vermin!


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