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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

November 21, 2016

The (Champaign) News-Gazette

Gun law working well

If facts matter, the debate over the pros and cons of concealed carry in Illinois should be over.

The News-Gazette recently published a remarkable collection of statistics related to the state's 3-year-old concealed-carry law.

Many people, of course, just don't like the idea of the concealed carry, no matter what the legal requirements or its effects. But for those who have an open mind on the issue, it's hard to argue with facts showing that, for the most part, implementation has been a non-event.

Indeed, the results of this experiment are striking for the absence of all the...