49 states in our country realize that their citizens have an absolute right to carry weapons to protect themselves, one state does not. Why? One reason, and maybe the main one, is that the corrupt politicians haven't figured out how best to line their own pockets with a CCW law. I worked at a high security Federal Prison that had a sattelite camp for nopn-violent offenders. A low estimate of the inmates at any given time in the camp was 35% county and state officials from Illinois. Cook County's Deputy Sherriff, the second in charge of the county that contains all of Chicago, was my orderly (janitor) for the receiving and discharge area. The "Grey Lords" a never ending string of county and state judges were commited in groups of three or four at a time. Illinois residents, ever wonder why road construction goes on and on but never seems to get finished? That's because the state and county officials are pocketing kick back's from the construction companies and looking the other way while the State and Federal governments are being charged for three loads of gravel while only one is being delivered. Hearsay? Nope. I was the committing Officer when two brothers of the largest road construction in Northern Illinois got locked up. They got a couple of easy years and bragged how they made millions while being confined when they were released they were both picked up by limosine. I've strayed from the gun issue, but I wanted to demonstrate how Illinois elected officials view their constiuents and their rights. You folks think they care about your right of self-defense? You'll see a CCW in Illinois when you kick out about 90% of those crooks.