Illinois has had a ban on handgun ownership for over three decades and continually ranks highest in its gun violence and homicide rates. It has one of the strictest gun laws in the nation. Reminds you of DC, which also has one of the highest homicide rates.
Violence, gangs scar Chicago community in 2012
By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer The Associated Press
Monday, December 31, 2012 7:35 AM EST
Good read on the Supreme court ruling that just overturned the IL gun ban. It will be interesting to see what happens to the crime rate IFF the state actually starts allowing concealed carry and does not make it a legal nightmare application process.
Analysis: Guns and the law; recent ruling highlights legal and personal stakes