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.”