Hundreds gather for conceal/carry gun rally in Benton, Illinois | News
BENTON, IL (KFVS)- Hundreds
of people from across southern Illinois are meeting Sunday to promote the right
to carry a concealed weapon.
to carry rally at the Benton Elks Club kicked Sunday afternoon.
raised from the event will be donated to Illinois carry advocates.
December, the Supreme Court ruled Illinois' ban on concealed weapons was unconstitutional.
lawmakers have about 100-days to draft legislation for people to be able to
carry concealed weapons.
a police officer I can't be every place at one time," said Thompsonville
Police Chief Steve Kalaber. "God
bless all the police officers, state police and all that, but they can't be everywhere at the same time.
People have a duty to protect themselves and their family."
at the Benton Elks Club runs until midnight.
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