The Illinois State Rifle Association issued an "urgent alert" to its members this week, telling them to take action against a state Senate bill that may be in the works by calling state lawmakers and "politely" voice opposition to any bill
In part of the notice, members were told: "Rahm Emanuel does not have the right to condemn your family members to rape, robbery and murder."
The developing legislation is said to carve out Cook County and have special standards there for issuing permits to within that count. State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) is heading up the concealed carry negotiations in the senate.
"Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart does not have the right to decide if you are worth defending or not," the notice implored. "Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy does not have the right to decide whether you will live or die."
The Illinois House last week failed to find a compromise on a concealed carry bill --including one endorsed by the NRA --even though a federal court decision has dictated that the state Legislature must do so by June.