Right-to-carry states add to their numbers 

Even if the Obama Administration is working on gun control “under the radar,” states across the U.S. seem to be saying they want broader gun rights, not more regulations.

Wisconsin’s Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon. If Republican Governor Scott Walker signs the bill, which is expected, it will leave Illinois as the only state not to have some form of a concealed-carry law.
Two previous right-to-carry bills were vetoed by former Governor Jim Doyle, D, in 2003 and 2006. But now, with a Republican-majority legislature and Gov. Walker, the long-anticipated bill should finally become law.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports:

The legislation would require those who want to carry concealed firearms to obtain permits. It would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the state Capitol and other public buildings but not places like police stations and courthouses. Weapons also would be prohibited in buildings where posted notices bar them, and in places like Summerfest music festival at Milwaukee's lakefront.
Wisconsin will join the ranks of 40 other right-to-carry states. Eight other states have “restrictively-administered discretionary-issue systems.” Until now, Wisconsin and Illinois have been the only states that do not allow citizens to carry concealed weapons under any circumstances, according to the NRA.
Now that Wisconsin seems to be on its way to becoming a right-to-carry state, the pressure will be on Illinois to review its policy.

Illinois State Rifle Association’s Executive Director Richard Pearson believes that a concealed-carry law in Illinois would help counter the rising violence in Chicago, using the flash mobs as an example.  He writes:

Like many of you, I feel that flash-mob violence is a perfect example of why Illinois needs to pass concealed carry. There is absolutely no excuse for the legislature to deny honest citizens the means of protecting themselves and their families from these roving gangs of thugs.
He goes on:
Let us not forget that criminals such as those populating flash-mobs are essentially cowards. Again, the objectives of flash-mobs are to terrorize and rob helpless victims. Thus, when faced with an armed victim, it is doubtful that any of these flash-mobbers would sacrifice their lives in pursuit of an iPod. I think it is a safe bet to say that, as soon as the victim drew a firearm, the mob would scurry away like the vermin they are. These people are not going to fight to the last man.
Even though a concealed-carry law would have strong support from downstate Illinois, the City of Chicago would resist.
Other states that have passed recent laws expanding firearm freedoms include Florida, which just passed a law protecting those who accidentally show their concealed weapon, and Texas, which passed a law that allows workers to bring their guns to work if they leave them in the car, which will take effect September 1.
Pennsylvania also voted to expand its law to allow citizens to use deadly force against attackers in places outside their homes. That bill awaits an expected signature from Gov. Tom Corbett, R.

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