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To the editor:

If a criminal wants your wallet, give it to them. If a criminal wants your purse, give it to them. If a criminal comes in to rob your business, empty your cash register and hand over all the money and do not resist. This is the so-called sound logic espoused by many Illinois political leaders and even some in law enforcement. This is also the "sound logic" that criminals absolutely love to hear.

A "license to carry" law allows any law-abiding citizen to carry a concealed firearm for personal and family protection. The applicant must pass a firearms course, submit fingerprints, a photo, pay a fee, then be cleared through a background check before the license will be granted. The law works; the law is successful in 48 states. Now is the time to act.

Call or write your state representative today and demand they support a "license to carry" bill and demand your right to protect yourself, your wife, your children, your family. Illinois is lagging way behind the rest of the United States in this proven form of crime prevention. Illinois needs to catch up and catch up now!

Kevin McFadden

[Posted January 28, 2009]

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