* They undoubtedly have a contract and it’s been scheduled for a while, and it starts tomorrow, so canceling now may not be easy, but we’ll see…
At the same time Gov. Pat Quinn is pushing for a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, some of those same guns will be for sale this weekend at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Advertisements for an event Saturday and Sunday at the state-owned facility indicate that Centralia-based Egyptian Collectors Association Inc. will feature some of the brands that could be affected by a state or federal ban.
The gun show comes to the capital city as officials who favor stricter gun control laws in other states are beginning to debate whether to ban gun shows from public property. […]
Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said Thursday the issue is on the governor’s radar screen.
“This is something we’ll be looking at,” Anderson said.
It’s billed as the largest hunting and trade show in Illinois, so there could be a whole lot of upset people if they cancel this thing.
As always with this topic, take a deep breath before you comment. I have no patience today for craziness.