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MountainMan - One year after concealed carry, Chicago homicide rate plunges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Not only can you open carry long guns in Houston and Dallas but in the next session of the Texas legislature they will be taking up open carry of hand guns, and it sounds like they have a very good shot at it.
MountainMan - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Respectfully I feel like we are beating a dead horse here, I just assumed a consensual search was implied as ok without a warrant. I think we are both right on the Miranda Rights with the exception of having Nothing to do with being arrested. I won't get into the nitty gritty but anyone interested can look here. http://www.mirandarights.org/postarrestquestionin...
WarCry - One year after concealed carry, Chicago homicide rate plunges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Pretty much everything said here. Concealed carry has NOT been implemented for a year. The law was PASSED in July 2013, but the first training didn't start until Oct of 2013, and the first permits didn't come off the presses until something like mid-February of 2014. And that was about 5,000 permits scattered all throughout the state. That was the "look, we're really doing something!"…
pjohnf - One year after concealed carry, Chicago homicide rate plunges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Admittedly there are many variables that cause or don't cause crime in Chicago but the fact remains that shootings didn't get worse with C & C and shootings by legal gun owners didn't go through the roof because of it. It's impossible to prove crimes that weren't committed because of C & C but it sure is a amazing coincidence that crime went down with implementation of C &…
UrKidsWillPay - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Seatbelt enforcement is not unconstitutional as has been proven many times over in the courts. You have no constitutional right to drive a motor vehicle on the public roads of any state in the US. Your use of the roads is conditional on your obeying any law the state you are in puts in place whether you like those laws or not. If MO decides you can only drive GM cars in their state then thats what…

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Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president's official library.

Illinois legislators advanced a plan Thursday to devote $100 million in state construction funds to bring the Obama presidential library and museum to Chicago. Lawmakers said the money was intended to sweeten a city bid, noting that Hawaii, where Obama was born, and New York, where he attended college, also are interested in housing the presidential artifacts and records.

A nonprofit foundation launched by Obama backers with the president's support has asked parties interested in hosting the library to submit proposals by June 16.

"We are not going to rely on the president's affinity for the city of Chicago," Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former chief of staff, said during a legislative hearing in Chicago. "We will be subtle in our reminder where his family is from, where he started his career. But we want to be very competitive in making sure this library and this foundation come back to the city of Chicago."

Emanuel and representatives from a handful of Chicago universities that want to host the library said the investment would return dividends by attracting tourists and new development such as hotels and restaurants.

Susan Sher, the first lady's former chief of staff who is now leading the University of Chicago's efforts to land the library, said it could have a "transformative effect" on South Side neighborhoods that are struggling economically by creating jobs, programs for youth and cultural partnerships.

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