The Illinois State Rifle Association held its annual gun lobby day
on Wednesday. About 1,500 gun owners went to Springfield, according to Illinois Statehouse News, mainly to
protest that Illinois is the only state that does not allow gunowners
to carry a concealed weapon in public. These gun owners support a law that passed a House committee Tuesday, allowing people to carry a pistol if they obtained a gun license from a local sheriff and completed a training course.
The House legislation, though, has been voted down before, as most Chicagoland lawmakers oppose measures to weaken gun control. Meanwhile, the Second Amendment Foundation, an Illinois gun rights group, hopes that an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the concealed carry law.