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La Grange, LGP Chiefs Talk Gun Laws and Sales

Michael Holub (La Grange) and Daniel McCollum (La Grange Park) weigh in on the state's potentially changing gun laws and increased sales numbers.

The chiefs of the La Grange and La Grange Park police departments, Michael Holub and Daniel McCollum repsectively, say the effect of state and national firearms trends is difficult to estimate locally, The Doings La Grange reports.

According to the paper, the chiefs expressed concern about a "culture of violence" and hoped that mandatory training and other restrictions would be placed on any concealed-carry permits.

“I anticipate a series of restrictions, like prohibiting firearms in establishments serving alcohol, financial institutions and maybe some workplaces,” McCollum told the paper. “People don’t realize pointing a firearm at someone can be a civil and a criminal offense."

“Everyone who purchases a weapon should have a class of some sort,” Holub was quoted saying. “Just like purchasing a motorcycle, no training is required, but I would always encourage it.”

Read the full story at the Doings La Grange website.

Donovan January 07, 2013 at 09:23 AM
I absolutely support restrictions like clean background and mandatory training, but restricting carry in specified locales is a bad idea. People wonder why mass shooters go after schools- its because they expect no resistance from students and teachers they assume will be unarmed. You start posting signs outside banks, restaurants and whatever else saying "No gun" all that sign will say to a would-be mass killer is "No resistance here". The aspect of concealed carry that deters crime is that you never know if someone around you would be able to save your life if you're a victim or end it if you're an attacker. When you put a killer in an environment where they know that no law-abiding person is armed, they feel 100% secure knowing that they are the only one with a gun. "The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun" The bad guys will take their guns wherever they want- the only protection against that is to let the good guys do the same.
Tom Koz January 14, 2013 at 08:27 AM
There are 4 states that do NOT even require a permit to carry a loaded firearm. Some States that had previously banned carrying a loaded firearm in establishment that served alchol are REMOVING those restrictions!! Question, do the Chiefs lock up their firearms in their cars when they go to dinner with their families at a restaurant that serves alcohol??? WHY NOT? Yea, ban firearms in "financial institutions". LOOK no more armed bank robberies!!! Brilliant !! By simple definition - Law Abiding Gun Owners do NOT break laws - just don't ask them to "register" them for future confiscation!!

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