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Gun Rights Advocates Turn Deerfield Panel Contentious

The public forum on the new concealed carry law was packed with gun rights advocates.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

A public forum in Deerfield to discuss the state’s conceal carry law earlier this week turned contentious when the audience, packed with gun rights advocates, spoke out against the hosts, both Democrats, who are seeking to tighten gun laws, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune.

The forum, hosted by U.S. Rep Brad Schneider and state Rep. Scott Drury, got heated, according to the article, including a moment when police had to escort a man out of the room after a “disruptive outburst.”

There was an overflow crowd of about 150 people, according to an article in the Deerfield Review, about two thirds of whom raised their hands when Drury asked who believed the meeting was about limiting their rights as gun owners. The rest of the group said they thought the meeting was about gun violence.

You can read the full Tribune article here and the full Deerfield Review story here.

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