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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Being nude in your car isn't illegal*. As long as you had your seat belt on, didn't appear to be intoxicated, and had no other evidence of illegality, they would have waved you on your way. They would have TALKED about you for a very long time, but they wouldn't have stopped you. *There is a bit of a double-standard in this, as women could be cited for public nudity. This is because…
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please, keep posting. You're painting a clearer and clearer picture that shows how very little you actually know about the subject. It's easier for people to know what weight to give your comments when you show how truly ignorant of reality you are.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Do a search and find every single story of a cop convicted of abuse of power, brutality, racism, whatever transgressions you want. Find as many as you can. All of them. Post links if you want. Then take that number and figure it as a percentage of 700,000. As of 2009 (the last year I can relatively quickly put my hands on information), there were just over 706,000 sworn law enforcement officers…
MountainMan - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Easier said than done, I think it was the Mises Institute who did a study years back and found the average American breaks the law 3 times a day......in the freest country in the world.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Legal until it's illegal wasn't the ignorant part. Comparing seat belt traffic details to slavery is ignorant. I would expect a rational person to understand that. I guess that's where my expectations missed the mark.

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1 year, 7 months ago by Jim Dewey

State. Rep. Jil Tracy sits on the committee, which meets Tuesday in Springfield and Friday in Chicago

The Illinois House Judiciary committee will be looking at the issue of concealed carry this week.

The first House Judiciary Committee hearing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. in Room 114 of the State Capitol in Springfield. A second hearing will take place Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in the sixth floor committee room of the Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago. Advocates concerned with all aspects of the firearms issue will be invited to testify.

State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) sits on the committee and says she very much wants to be proactive on the issue of concealed carry. Tracy noted that the 7th circuit court of appeals says Illinois ban on concealed carry is illegal.

“A lot of people would like to see it done correctly, that we put a good bill out there," she said.  "We had some in the past and this is just pretty much similar one the we’ve had in the past that kind of mirrors what they’ve done in Florida and some other states successfully.”

The bill under consideration requires licensing and training for anyone with a concealed carry permit.

“With the idea being that we want to be public safety aware, but yet we believe that we need to get Illinois on board with all the other states in the nation that have a form of concealed carry and that abide by the second amendment,” Tracy said.

Tracy says the debate will be made more difficult by discussing of a ban on assault weapons and the definition of assault weapons. She says that discussion must be very careful very respectful of the second amendment.

On the subject of gun control, Tracy says that she believes that most people understand that if we enforce the laws we have “we won’t have the extreme acts of violence that we have.”

She says we need to address the mental health issues and the violence in the neighborhoods with gangs, and the like.

“Getting to the root of why those things happen will be the true root of the problem rather than just saying let’s ban guns,” she said.

Tracy admits that money is a concern and that lawmakers have “starved” mental health services.  But, she says if we want to stop the violence, that mental health has to become a new priority.

Another factor that she says needs to be addressed is violent video games.  She says those games and violent movies do have ratings but the entertainment industry has to bear its own burden of trying to answer some of the problems with violence and the mass shootings and mental health issues and “recognize that the gun of the method of killing is not really where the primary focus needs to be.”

Among the ideas being floated is tax on rentals of violent video games and movies. Proceeds from that tax would be set aside for mental health.  Tracy says she does not favor any new taxes but says that might be a fair way to address the issue. She says “violent videos and movies have played a major role in some of this.”

Another idea that has been tossed around is a tax on bullets and/or guns. Tracy says she is less in favor of that connection “because anybody that trap shoots knows that you use a lot of bullets for that kind of thing and that’s not a violent thing whatsoever.”

 

She said she is trying to go more “toward the violence issue rather than just the guns, separating the means of the violence and getting toward why somebody’s violent.”


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