Illinois has hundreds of gun laws on the books that regulate firearm purchases, conceal carry, ammunition purchases, age restrictions, prohibited carry, private sales, and the list goes on. Some of these laws include:
- Residents have to have a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card to possess a firearm or ammunition
- There is a 72-hour waiting period for the purchase then possession of a handgun and 24 hours for shotgun or rifle
- Conceal carry licenses are issued by state police on “Shall Issue” policy with police still having the authority to deny someone a license
- Conceal carry license holders must take a 16 hour training class and be at least 21 years old
- Conceal carry is not allowed in pre-school or child care facilities, public or private elementary or secondary schools, public playgrounds, public or private community college or university, and many, many other places
They have some of the STRICTEST gun laws in the nation.
Yet that doesn’t stop criminals from committing crimes.
But the gun grabbers believe that more gun laws will somehow magically stop a criminal from committing a crime. They want MORE laws to prevent mass shootings. But let’s be honest, what they REALLY want is to repeal the Second Amendment.
One way to achieve that goal is to provide a false sense of security that will do nothing to stop a deranged criminal from committing a shooting spree. Schools in Illinois installed alarms that alert the police when there is an active shooting. Somehow this alarm will “discreetly” protect people.
We know in reality it will DO NOTHING but possibly lower the police response time.
So after a shooting, liberals are back to square one with the “gun” and “firearm access” being the problems. Hence we need to do more to strip law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment right.
It’s a vicious circle and argument to believe that alert systems will somehow protect children during an active shooting. All that does is make parents and children feel safe. And it doesn’t derail them from incessantly trying to achieve their utopia of no Second Amendment.
From Fox News: More than 20 schools in Illinois reportedly have installed emergency response alarms on campuses in preparation for possible active shooter situations.
The schools, many in the Chicago area, now have BluePoint systems installed, the Chicago Tribune reported. A spokesperson for the company told the newspaper that more than 150 schools throughout the U.S. have had the alert systems implemented.
Each pull box, which looks similar to a fire alarm, is designed for “discreetly” protecting people in “an escalating situation,” according to the product’s website.
When the alarm is pulled, police are alerted and the system will text, email or send a voice alert to specific groups, according to the company.
One school in particular — St. Benedict’s Preparatory School on Chicago’s North Side with a student body of roughly 700 — has set up 30 of the alarms throughout its campus and reportedly spent $40,000 on security cameras.
Rachel Gemo, head of school at the private institution, said that students, who have been trained to use the alarm system, “really, sadly, are aware of [the] possibility” that a school shooting could happen. She said they’re “not immune to what they hear on TV.”
One mother, whose son attends St. Benedict’s, told the Tribune that while it’s “nice” to know the alert system will be there in case of an emergency, “it’s sad that we do have to think about this.”
“With all these examples across the country, you hope and pray it doesn’t happen to you and your school,” the mother, Molly Klucznik said. “I really hope we never have to use (the alarm system), but it’s nice to be prepared.”
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