Originally Posted by gmaster456
Blame Chitcago. That city basically runs the entire state. Everything else is rural for the most part.
Blame everyone else. Chicago is Chicago, they have never changed.
There's 12.9 million people in Illinois...only 2.7 million of them live in Chicago...and that even includes all of the damn felons that can't even vote anyways.
Only 3.5 million people voted in 2010 and quinn won by 32,000 votes. This isn't Chicago's fault. it's our fault and it's time we grew up and accepted responsibility!
It's people who say "blame chicago, my vote doesn't count" that put people like Quinn in office, and screw the rest of us in every way. (not aimed you, i'm sure you actually voted)
There are 63 democrats and 54 republicans in the State House... All 54 republicans support concealed carry.
There are 35 democratic senators and 24 republicans in the State Senate...all 24 republicans support concealed carry.
98 vs 78 ... of the 20 that make up the difference, we've already converted 6 (and counting) and there are rumors of 17 others that "want" to support it but see no point since Quinn would "Just veto it anyways"
The only factor missing from this equation is a Governor worth a damn. Chicago doesn't have the numbers to vote in "their guy" if the rest of us decide to show up. We *ARE* The majority. It's time we started acting like it.
Vote. Every election. Every time.
had to edit my numbers. I apologize for the mistake.