Friday, March 23, 2012

Illinois CCW: Pike County's People Have Spoken.

From the Outdoor Wire:

PASA Park, Barry, IL -- In the election held Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the voters of Pike County, Illinois, approved a firearms concealed-carry ordinance by a 3,214 to 550 margin. It was one of the largest voter turnouts in county history. The ordinance directly contradicts current Illinois state law. As presented on the ballot, the ordinance took effect upon passage, and applies only to Pike County. The ordinance was placed on the ballot by a citizen initiative petition process that garnered three times the number of signatures required by law.

3,214 to 550. Wow.

Let that sink in... 85% of the folks wanted it done. I wonder how that measure would fare up here in the Northern Counties?