LIVE session coverage...
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Today’s quote

Monday, Jul 8, 2013

* Sun-Times

Glenn Keefer, managing partner of Keefer’s Restaurant at 20 W. Kinzie in the River North neighborhood, said a provision in the current law for restaurants to post signs that guns are unwelcome won’t work.

The existing bill’s language, which Quinn said comes straight from the National Rifle Association-endorsed concealed carry law in Texas, allows concealed-carry weapons in bars and restaurants whose alcohol sales are less than 50 percent of their gross receipts. The existing bill lets those restaurants put up signs saying guns are unwelcome, while establishments with greater than 50-percent alcohol sales are required to post such signs.

“After more than 40 years in the bar and restaurant business, I can tell you that signs do not work,” Keefer said, noting that he took down his own restaurant’s sign asking men to take off their hats while dining because it was ignored.

Umm, OK. A sign asking people to remove their hats, without the force of any sort of law, is ignored. No surprise. The concealed carry law would have penalties attached to it, so it would be ignored at a permit-holder’s peril. Big difference.

Keefer’s, by the way, is one of Gov. Pat Quinn’s favorite restaurants. As subscribers know, Quinn had the restaurant opened for a breakfast meeting recently, the timing of which just “happened” to coincide with a Lisa Madigan fundraiser across the street.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


74 Comments
  1. - OneMan - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:31 pm:

    The gun signs are all over the place in AZ, not sure if they work, but I did see a guy putting his gun in his trunk at a Fry’s (electronics not grocery) down there.


  2. - Mason born - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 12:49 pm:

    Make no mistake the only reason this is a concern is for the restaurants who want to ban the guns but don’t want to lose business.


  3. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:01 pm:


    Make no mistake the only reason this is a concern is for the restaurants who want to ban the guns but don’t want to lose business.

    Ding ding ding. we have a winner!


  4. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:09 pm:

    Keefer’s the same guy who was outraged over the existence of food trucks.

    Stuff that is routine elsewhere upsets this guy tremendously.


  5. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:17 pm:

    Once they catch the guys who shot the 72 people this holiday, revoke their FOID cards and their caps. Simple solution eh?


  6. - OneMan - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:18 pm:

    Yeah not a big fan of the food trucks…

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120511/NEWS07/120519958/why-glenn-keefer-is-wrong-about-food-trucks


  7. - John Boch - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    If other states are a guide, and there’s no reason to think they won’t be, there will be some businesses post “no guns” right out of the gate.

    This will be either through ignorance or through well-meaning but misinformed managers and/or owners.

    Oftentimes, through education by civil rights advocates to educate them about carry license holders being literally card-carrying good guys, those signs will come down.

    Other times, it takes the sting of lost revenues before financial considerations trump personal bigotry against law-abiding gun carriers.

    In either event, if Mr. Keefer wants to post his restaurant “no guns”, he will guarantee himself that some portion of his former clientele, as well as newcomers such as myself, will never grace his establishment.

    And at the same time, his “no guns” signage will let bad guys know that people at his establishment are pretty much guaranteed to be unarmed and as such, easy pickings for criminal victimization.

    Kudos to you also, Rich, for noting the lame comparison between “remove your hat” signage and “no guns” signage.

    John


  8. - steve schnorf - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:28 pm:

    It’s a fine restaurant


  9. - Skeeter - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:33 pm:

    It is a pretty average steakhouse. Fish is a bit better than typical for a steakhouse but not worth making it a destination. They don’t do anything there that I can’t do just as well at home.

    The fact that it is a Quinn favorite is interesting: “Keefer’s: A Mundane Steakhouse for an Mundane Governor”


  10. - Demoralized - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:35 pm:

    == trump personal bigotry==

    ==his “no guns” signage will let bad guys know that people at his establishment are pretty much guaranteed to be unarmed and as such, easy pickings for criminal victimization.==

    Can you be any more ridiculous?


  11. - Small Town Liberal - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:42 pm:

    - Can you be any more ridiculous? -

    In a recent column John referred to the Newtown shooting as the “Connecticut glory killing massacre”. So yeah, I’d say there are plenty more ridiculous thoughts thumping around that one track mind of his.


  12. - OneMan - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:46 pm:

    The sign comment is interesting…

    I suspect at least in the City Of Chicago putting up a no gun sign isn’t going to cost someone much business IMHO (might be different in different parts of the state) I also suspect it will be norm in Chicago to have one of those signs up.


  13. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    –Make no mistake the only reason this is a concern is for the restaurants who want to ban the guns but don’t want to lose business. –

    I think they don’t want to be in the business of policing for guns in their business.

    Besides, by your logic, wouldn’t all the restaurants that welcome guns be served by big old signs in the window saying so?

    Seriously, how many people do you think will feel the need to pack a gun to go out to eat?


  14. - Don - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:52 pm:

    Chicago Magazine rates it as a top 20 steakhouse in Chicago and it easily is. I’m sure you do just as well at home. Now turn over and go back to sleep.


  15. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 1:58 pm:

    Yes Don,I can cook a steak. Mine will actually be better because I use grass fed beef (and unless they’ve changed, Keefers does not).

    It is not exactly Alinea. It is not Moto. It is not one of GEB’s places. It is a steak. Big deal.


  16. - Loop Lady - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:00 pm:

    So are the restaurant/tavern gun police going to be paid by the owner of the establishment that doesn’t want guns, or will the folks that want CCW hire people to insure that there is no hassle for folks who want to pack a gun along with their martini and aged steak?


  17. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:01 pm:

    @Word
    I travel a bit. Around the state and mid-west in my car. I walk in and out of everything from McD’s to small business diners or steak houses for customer diners. Do it all the time. I carry when legal… I dont carry BECAUSE I am going to eat. I am already carrying and stopping for a bite to eat.

    I have now talked to 4 managers (1 was the owner) of a small restaurants here in Illinois. 2 could care less if someone carries. and 2 didnt “like” guns but didn’t want to put up a sign either because they may lose $. 1 Specifically said I was the 3rd or 4th person to ask what their policy would be (small place in Will county) and she said she wouldn’t put up a sign and risk us not coming even though she didn’t “like guns”.

    That is what is going on.


  18. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:08 pm:

    Ron, what’s going on is that the Illinois Restaurant Association wants the change. Like was said before, your anecdotes don’t add up to data.


  19. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:09 pm:

    I spend time in and around the San Antonio Texas area, and signs against CCW are posted in a variety of establishments. The wording usually includes something along the lines of violators will be arrested for criminal trespass.


  20. - Keyser Soze - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:14 pm:

    Keefer’s is a very good steak house but the owner should probably stay away from politics, little p or big P.


  21. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:22 pm:

    JB, what’s a “glory killing massacre” and what does it have to do with “civil rights?”


  22. - Demoralized - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:22 pm:

    @Ron:

    Would you specifically avoid an establishment if they told you that you couldn’t carry your gun inside? I would like to know from people who carry why it is such a big deal if you can’t pack heat while you are inside eating a cheeseburger. Maybe you wouldn’t care. I don’t know.


  23. - Mason born - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    Word

    I think you miss the point. On this issue, as with most, the only people who will pay attention will be those who have strong feelings either way. Now if Keiffers puts a sign up for no guns then those for it will move on down the road. If a sign is required to allow guns then Keiffers can safely blend into the crowd and doesn’t ruffle any feathers. Kind of like the whole smoking ban thing. Prior to the statewide ban the fastest way for a bar to lose money was to post no smoking signs after the ban there was no impact.

    As for myself i don’t stop at restaurants that have no carry signs. In my mind you are making your stand clear and i am choosing not to support you. Just as i choose not to donate to Politicians i don’t agree with, or buy music from groups i don’t like.

    –Ron, what’s going on is that the Illinois Restaurant Association wants the change. Like was said before, your anecdotes don’t add up to data.–

    So what is your data to support? Surely you have some proof that a restaurant is a death trap if someone with a CCW liscense comes in right?


  24. - Mason born - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:26 pm:

    Demo

    I avoid places with No Guns signs even when not carrying for the reasons above. Just like when an artist takes a stand on an issue i have the right to not purchase music or materials with my cash. It isn’t fear for my life so much as my way of disagreeing with the statement. My cash my choice.


  25. - Demoralized - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:28 pm:

    @Mason:

    It’s a free country. I think it’s a ridiculous reaction but it’s your money.


  26. - steve schnorf - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:30 pm:

    Many,many years ago I used to go to a dance hall out on the edge of San Antonio where there was a very clear sign at the entrance “Please check all guns and knives”: I had never seen anything like it before.


  27. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:34 pm:

    –Ron, what’s going on is that the Illinois Restaurant Association wants the change. Like was said before, your anecdotes don’t add up to data.–

    So what is your data to support? Surely you have some proof that a restaurant is a death trap i–=f someone with a CCW liscense comes in right?-

    Data to support what? The Illinois Restaurant Association is on record as wanting the change. Ron talked to a couple of guys who “didn’t care” and said “that’s what’s going on.”

    I know I didn’t write anything about “death trap.”


  28. - Chicago Bars - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    To almost all customers & and CCW aficionados, there is no discernible difference between a Chicago tavern license with retail food license and a traditional incidental (restaurant) liquor license with retail food.

    The silly 50% of sales from alcohol language is a needlessly complicated standard for operators and customers of all persuasions. From talking to fellow bar & restaurant people in Chicago, almost all are dreading dealing with people confused about the minutiae of local liquor laws & the concealed carry passions that flare up in the comments here & whenever reasonable adults discuss the issue.

    But a ‘No weapons allowed’ sign will sure look nice next to those highly effective, and Chicago required, “Please depart quietly…” signs that taverns are already required to post.


  29. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:56 pm:

    What Chicago Bars said.

    No one’s ever seen anyone getting hammered at a restaurant table, or a restaurant bar?

    What’s the 50% distinction supposed to prove, anyway?


  30. - Just Me - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    This scene from Unforgiven is perfect for this issue this weekend.

    (Gene Hackman plays a sheriff in a town that doesn’t allow guns, and Richard Harris plays an Englishman who is visiting town to kill Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU2tCNUqxCY


  31. - Mason born - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:01 pm:

    Demo

    I suspect that is because you are either ambivalent or disagree. Think of it this way if you walked into a restaurant that said we support Traditional Marriage would you feel comfortable giving them your money. If you aren’t that interested in the Gay Marriage debate pick your issue.

    I believe law abiding citizens deserve the right to defend themselves and choose to spend my money with people that agree. I suspect you do similar with your money.


  32. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:01 pm:

    @Word

    =Seriously, how many people do you think will feel the need to pack a gun to go out to eat?=

    You implied that people will choose to carry for the sole purpose bringing it into a restaurant. What you fail to understand is that people do not only travel to restaurants directly from their home. Some are already out and about doing business in their daily lives, and want to eat. You attempt to undermine argument by painting firearm owners as paranoid. It highlights your lack of any genuine argument.


  33. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:02 pm:

    @word

    =What’s the 50% distinction supposed to prove, anyway?=

    There is a big distinction between going to the club, and going to Olive Garden. But you know this already.


  34. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:02 pm:

    –..and Richard Harris plays an Englishman who is visiting town to kill Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.)–

    For shame! Sacrilege!

    English Bob is there to kill, for money, the cowboys who cut up the girl.

    Little Bill beats English Bob for violating the town’s check-your-guns ordinance.

    Will Munny, Ned Logan and The Schofield Kid arrive after English Bob has been run out of town to kill the cowboys.

    A lot more happens, lol.

    The Last Great Western.


  35. - zatoichi - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    Worked in bars for a long time. Regularly had customers with concealed weapons of all types. Almost never had a problem with that group. Can’t say the same with some other customers once the beer started talking. A sign will make little difference.


  36. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    ==carry license holders being literally card-carrying good guys==

    These killers were “card-carrying good guys”? Doubt it. Even challenged the numbers are sobering for CCW killers. Please drop the the CCW=choir boy schtick. A pure gun rights perspective is much more honest.


  37. - steve schnorf - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    word, I hope only the “most recent”


  38. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:16 pm:

    –Some are already out and about doing business in their daily lives, and want to eat.–

    And in the course of doing their business, there will be plenty of places they can’t carry.


  39. - steve schnorf - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    For instance, if there was no “Shane” for “Pale Rider” to be a remake of, the latter would be a pretty good western on its own, though I admit its pretty tough for anyone to try to fill Palance’s shoes


  40. - steve schnorf - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    Wait-there would be no shoes to fill if there had been no Shane


  41. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:23 pm:

    –word, I hope only the “most recent” –

    Steve, I know Clint has said he’s done with the genre, sadly.

    I’ve been meaning to see the Coen Bros’ “True Grit” but haven’t queued it up yet.


  42. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:28 pm:

    –Wait-there would be no shoes to fill if there had been no Shane–

    On the other hand, Shane’s shoes were filled with four-inch lifts. Or he stood on a box. Alan Ladd was about 5′6″.


  43. - Just Observing - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:38 pm:

    So, are there no other signs in Keefers (e.g., please wait to be seated, no smoking, you must be 21 to purchase alcohol, coat check, etc.)?


  44. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:39 pm:

    @Word

    And in the course of doing their business, there will be plenty of places they can’t carry.

    Actually, when I am out of Illinois (Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, etc) there are very few places that I CAN’T carry. I dont go to .GOV buildings much. I have visited a couple of customers that have no firearms signs, so I leave it in the car. But beyond that… Anywhere I eat, fill up with gas, stop at the hardware store or pickup truck parts…

    You seem to think we run into gov buildings or bars daily. Not really.


  45. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    –You seem to think we run into gov buildings or bars daily. Not really.–

    No, I was just pointing out that under the Illinois bill there are plenty of places you can’t carry when going about your daily business.

    No need to wonder what I’m thinking. I put it in writing.


  46. - wndycty - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:05 pm:

    So essentially folks will be able to bring their guns to Chuck E. Cheese? Is that really necessary?


  47. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:07 pm:

    =I spend time in and around the San Antonio Texas area, and signs against CCW are posted in a variety of establishments.=

    Hmmmm…never been to Texas. How does the state define “criminal trespass” and how could that apply to a restaurant?


  48. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:09 pm:

    =pretty tough for anyone to try to fill Palance’s shoes=

    Loved Palance. What an amazing actor. :)


  49. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    W,
    1) Do you think nobody has one in there now?
    2) Until they hurt somebody, why is it any of your business?


  50. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:20 pm:

    –So essentially folks will be able to bring their guns to Chuck E. Cheese?–

    Thankfully, I’m a few years removed from the Chuck E. Cheese scene, but the old one on North Avenue in Melrose Park was no stranger to guns, I’m sure, lol.

    No one ever left a Chuck E. Cheese happy. The kids are crying because they’re wound up and don’t want to go and the parents are angry because they can’t believe they spent all that money on lousy pizza, watered-down beer and pop and brain-splitting noise.


  51. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:22 pm:

    I’m rapidly approaching the conclusion we need to send everyone who wants to carry for a psych evaluation before they are allowed to do so.


  52. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:37 pm:

    What Chavez just said is probably the most frightening “conclusion” one could draw in this entire debate.

    How little respect some of us seem to have for each other’s rights–unless it’s something obvious like a mass sweep of 18,000 people.

    A shame we can’t see how the two “proposals” are similar in so many ways.


  53. - Knome Sane - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:38 pm:

    @John Boch = he will guarantee himself that some portion of his former clientele, as well as newcomers such as myself, will never grace his establishment==

    Please, restaurant owners and managers, put up the “no guns allowed on premises” signs for the single reason that I don’t want to dine in the same establishment as John Boch.


  54. - Knome Sane - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:39 pm:

    =2) Until they hurt somebody, why is it any of your business?=

    It becomes my business if my wife, son, daughter or self gets shot by some nudnick.


  55. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:42 pm:

    =2) Until they hurt somebody, why is it any of your business?=

    Kind of late then, isn’t it?

    Prohibited places are recognized everywhere. It’s a matter of where you draw the line.


  56. - wndycty - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:44 pm:

    I would think twice before taking kids to an establishment in which people are allowed to carry concealed weapons.


  57. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:48 pm:

    What Chavez/Anonymous talked about may lead to the next great legislative compromise. How about gunners get psych checks and all the social assistance people get drug tests? It’ll be quite a grand compromise, just like the founders intended!


  58. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:48 pm:

    @wndycty


    I would think twice before taking kids to an establishment in which people are allowed to carry concealed weapons

    Do you travel? even to Wisconsin or Indiana? Or hell Iowa, Mo, Minn. Michigan, Florida? if you have you have sat in plenty of restaurants where people could carry. Yet somehow you didnt freak out there.


  59. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:50 pm:

    @ Word

    and what you put in writing makes little sense. Again, not many places off limits by law. Force of law for most property only comes into play when the owner or those controlling it post a sign.


  60. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:51 pm:

    Come on Word and Knome.

    What the two of you do if your kid got hit by a car? “THERE MAY BE AN INCIDENT! IT MUST BE OUTLAWED!”

    Are there stats showing a great increase in shootings with CC?

    If not, you two are just as irrational as the guy who thinks he must have a gun when he crosses the border into Chicago.

    Where did all the sane people go on this issue?

    On one side, we have the people yelling “WE MUST HAVE GUNS OR TERRIBLE CRIMINALS WILL KILL US ALL!”

    And on the other side we have people yelling: “IF GUNS ARE ALLOWED, WE WILL HAVE CC PERMIT HOLDERS ENGAGED IN MASS SHOOTINGS”

    Calm down, people.
    You probably don’t need a gun to come into Chicago.

    And the guy from Westmont who brings his gun into Gibsons or The Chop House is really no danger to anybody.

    Relax everybody.


  61. - wndycty - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:52 pm:

    Ron, you make a good point, but here is the deal: You guys won, you can carry you guns anywhere you please, and I am entitled to not like it and name the very places I would prefer guns not be carried, right?


  62. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:53 pm:

    @ Anon

    I spend time in and around the San Antonio Texas area, and signs against CCW are posted in a variety of establishments. The wording usually includes something along the lines of violators will be arrested for criminal trespass.

    Oh yeah? where? Because if actually read most of the signs they say “The UNLICENSED CARRY OF A HANDGUN…” I have property in San Antonio and Boerne. I am there 6-10 times a year and probably spend almost 2 total months a year there now.

    Beyond certain gov buildings, there are few establishments banning handguns. Most will though, post the “No unlicensed handgun” signs which most non-gun people mistake for no-gun signs.


  63. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:53 pm:

    =It’ll be quite a grand compromise, just like the founders intended! =

    Captain, you should probably clarify that your comment was intended as snark. When it comes to rights, it seems that consistent application of same is a difficult concept for many.


  64. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:54 pm:

    @wndycty

    sure, but I am just pointing out that those on the anti-gun (I assume you are one by your comments) make these remarks about how you would be fearful to take your kids into a place that allows guns. Forgetting that you have been to plenty of places that do, yet ignore those experiences for imagined bad things that will happen…


  65. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:55 pm:

    Von, you wrote:

    =2) Until they hurt somebody, why is it any of your business?=

    I wrote:

    Prohibited places are recognized everywhere.

    The other conversation you’re having is in your own mind.


  66. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:59 pm:

    –Again, not many places off limits by law. Force of law for most property only comes into play when the owner or those controlling it post a sign. –

    Then no worries for you, lol.


  67. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:04 pm:

    Word,
    How very precise of you.

    Yes, I should have added “unless the establishment is on a list of banned places, in which case we have some precedent to suggest that lists of banned places do in fact pass constitutional muster in which case, as a citizen who seeks enforcement of all Illinois laws and perhaps benefits from same, it is your business.”

    But since I wasn’t suggesting that we shouldn’t abolish the list of banned places, and instead was simply responding to the paranoia that guns anywhere will lead to chaos, I didn’t think it was necessary.

    Good catch though! Since so many here are arguing that we should abolish completely the list of banned places, you raised an important point!

    I stand corrected!

    No, no, no. I SIT corrected.

    No, that’s wrong too.

    I sort of slouch, with feet up, corrected.

    OK, that’s better. And now we can go back to discussing the irrational fear of people who do not want to see a gun at some steakhouse.


  68. - wordslinger - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:17 pm:

    Von, I’m glad you worked it out amongst yourselves.

    But I think the issue is that the Illinois Restaurant Association wants to change the bill.


  69. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:23 pm:

    =What Chavez/Anonymous talked about may lead to the next great legislative compromise. How about gunners get psych checks and all the social assistance people get drug tests? It’ll be quite a grand compromise, just like the founders intended!=

    Not to beat a dead horse, but think about that next time your heart goes aflutter over the beauty of “bipartisanship.”


  70. - VonKlutzenplatz - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 5:23 pm:

    Interesting, Word.
    Are you suggesting that each post should include a direct reference to the IRA?

    Perhaps you can clarify that last comment because it sure seems like 1) Nearly all of my comments were directed at those who claimed there would be chaos if guns are allowed into restaurants, while it seems that you’ve gone down a few different paths in this thread.

    Have you tried reading your own words, Word?

    Here’s a hint — read your own stuff, and THEN post snide comments about others.


  71. - Anonymous - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 8:24 pm:

    RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 4:53 pm:
    ==Oh yeah? where? Because if actually read most of the signs they say “The UNLICENSED CARRY OF A HANDGUN…”==
    I saw them posted at the market, restaurants, and shops and they included language “PURSUANT TO SECTION 30.06, PENAL CODE (TRESPASS BY HOLDER OF A LICENSE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN)A PERSON LICENSED UNDER SUB-CHAPTER H, CHAPTER 411, GOVERNMENT CODE (CONCEALED HANDGUN LAW), MAY NOT ENTER THIS PROPERTY WITH A CONCEALED HANDGUN.” And, usually included a statement about prosecuting as criminal trespass with fines, etc….


  72. - Just The Way It Is One - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 8:26 pm:

    Just like the old song, there just are too many “Signs, signs–everywhere are Signs!!!”


  73. - RonOglesby - Monday, Jul 8, 13 @ 10:44 pm:

    @Anon,
    yes and yet you still did not invalidate my point. I own property there. I am there constantly. a vast majority of the signs, should you choose to read them, say “unlicensed carry”.

    Yes a sign forbidding carry will carry the force of law… but to state to folks here in illinois that these are common is simply a lie.


  74. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 8:09 am:

    Ron, what is the purpose of your Texas “unlicensed carry” sign? By definition, “unlicensed carry” would be illegal everywhere.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* *** UPDATED x1 *** This just in... Denny Hastert indicted
* What Isn’t Exelon Telling You about Its Corporate Bailout Legislation?
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Question of the day
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Update on lobbying the executive branch
* Afternoon thought
* Today's illustrative tweet
* On the bright side...
* "Always bet on nothing"
* More on strike preparedness
* Workers' comp reforms go down in flames
* Ask the Insurance Industry “Where’s the money?”
* Today's quotable
* An ever-widening war
* Back to the future?
* Why Illinois Needs The Low Carbon Portfolio Standard
* Keep calm and... Oh, nevermind
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Google Now On Tap feature works without having to leave an app
        * Here’s A First Look At Android M
        * HBO Now will finally be available on Android devices soon
        * Google to have offline support for Chrome, Maps, YouTube
        * New Google Photos announced, comes with free unlimited storage
        * Google Photos and Google Cardboard bring new experiences to the App Store
        * Verizon DROID details leaked, new lineup in the works

        * Path Confirms Sale of Social Networking App to KakaoTalk
        * Fitbit Responds To Jawbone’s Lawsuit And Allegations
        * Everything you need to know from Google I/O's keynote
        * Android M Settings Will Have Light And Dark Theme Options
        * Lumia Handset With Snapdragon 808 Processor Spotted On GFXBench
        * Google Maps To Get Offline Navigation Mode
        * Unicorn CEOs Spout Off on the Dangers of Billion-Dollar Valuations (Video)

        * White Sox hurt by miscues, can't bottle up O's
        * Dominant Sale sets up tight Game 1 victory
        * White Sox recall Webb for twin bill coverage
        * No sweat: Sale sizzles to stifle O's in Sox win
        * Pipeline Inbox: White Sox eyeing arm at No. 8?
        * #TBT: A slugfest for the books in Detroit
        * MLB.TV unveils new Web-based media player

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Union presses measure to prevent strike, lockout..
        * Land surveyors give notice for high voltage tra.....
        * Senate bill would give Chicago a casino and 7 y.....
        * Guns, ammo among cuts to fix Kane County sherif.....
        * Effort to expand gambling likely to be pushed i.....
        * Unions take aim at lockout by Rauner..
        * Despite meetings with suburban lawmakers, are m.....
        * Standoff brewing over Illinois budget, reforms..
        * Their View: Illinois' problem? Not enough money.....
        * Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted..


        * Latest on Dennis Hastert: Ex-House speaker resigns from firm
        * Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money
        * Illinois man cleared of 1999 murder freed from prison
        * Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer
        * Illinois Lawmakers vote Rauner lawsuit reform proposal
        * Duckworth: Democratic 2016 Senate primary hurts Kirk
        * Prison inmate indicted for murder in 2008 cold case

        * Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer
        * Body camera rules, other police reforms approved by Illinois House
        * Springfield-area unemployment at seven-year low in April
        * April unemployment rates fall in all Illinois metro areas
        * Illinois Senate to consider plan for new casinos in Chicago, elsewhere
        * Report: Rauner's education secretary paid with funds from state agency facing cuts
        * Records show Rauner's edication secretary paid under IDHS
        * Records show Rauner's education secretary paid under IDHS
        * Portion of Illinois' same-sex marriage law to sunset soon
        * Gay conversion therapy ban clears Illinois Senate committee

        * Walgreens chairman says company never planned to leave U.S.
        * Allstate seeks to follow Google as CEO mulls selling driver data
        * Review: Ramen Takeya
        * Northwestern Memorial, KishHealth in talks to affiliate
        * GOP's Obamacare fix is no fix, actuaries argue


          * Aaron Schock's flight with donor detailed in affidavit
          * Police body cameras may be funded by $5 fee under Illinois lawmakers' plan
          * College of DuPage sees applications rise amid controversy
          * Police swarm Waukegan home of registered sex offender on prank 911 call
          * Rauner appointees take seats on Tollway board
          * 2 found dead in fire on SW Side
          * Hastert statue shelved at Illinois Capitol
          * Ex-Speaker Hastert charged with lying to FBI about hush money withdrawals
          * Fall from ladder nets Merrillville man $2.4 million jury verdict
          * Owner 'extremely upset' after video catches dog walker kicking beagle


          * Chicago school board to consider charter relocations, renewals
          * Ex-US Speaker Hastert indicted on bank-related charges
          * Vets' best friend: Two veterans trekking cross-country with the dogs that 'saved their lives'
          * After pig farm raises a stink, Hoosiers debate rural-city divide
          * City planners and neighborhood residents map out Chinatown’s future
          * City planners and neighborhood residents map out Chinatown's future
          * Sheriff calls on feds to investigate Puerto Rican agencies that send addicts to Chicago
          * Illinois prisons director resigns 2 months after taking job
          * Nebraska repeals death penalty, but U.S. isn't quite ready to abandon it
          * Illinois moves to downgrade pot possession to a fine


          * Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer
          * Body camera rules, other police reforms approved by Illinois House
          * Springfield-area unemployment at seven-year low in April
          * Cinda Klickna: Threats do not equate to leadership
          * Report: Rauner's education secretary paid with funds from state agency facing cuts
          * Portion of Illinois' same-sex marriage law to sunset soon
          * Gay conversion therapy ban clears Illinois Senate committee
          * Changes made to Gov. Rauner's hiring-reform legislation
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Langfelder seeks diversity, but looks at 'interior' of appointees
          * Eugene Robinson: Stop logging our phone calls


          * Moline police to hang out on roof
          * Community Impact recipients honored
          * Aviation talk in Svoy turns into debate on drones
          * Aviation talk in Savoy turns into debate on drones
          * Visit Champaign County, Urbana rekindling funding relationship
          * North Clay house hit by gunfire
          * LLCC names new Jacksonville director
          * IHSA Boys 1A Track and Field State prelims
          * SCRA hands out $1.54M in spring grants
          * Scott authority hands out $1.54M in grants


          * Campaign to 'change direction' of mental health launching in St. Charles
          * Man faces weapons charges after dispute in Waukegan
          * Matthews happy getting time at inside linebacker spot
          * Yorkville teacher to congressman to House speaker: Hastert's career
          * Naperville man pleads guilty to Aurora air-traffic facility fire

          * U.S. Steel decides not to close Granite Ci...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * Rodney Davis Takes Airport Listening Tours
          * 2,000 jobs saved as Granite City Works get...
          * DCCC hits Republicans on Amtrak safety fun...
          * Aviation talk in Svoy turns into debate on...
          * U.S. Steel won’t shut down as planned
          * Locals praise U.S. Steel's decision to con...
          * DCCC hits Republicans on Amtrak safety fun...
          * What prevents Congress from passing tough ...

          * Senator Durbin to ITT Tech: Stop the Hypoc......
          * Will Democrats keep hammering the Kochs?...

          * Duckworth sticks verbal shiv into opponent......
          * San Bernardino County gets $14 million fro......
          * Senate Passes Asian Pacific American Herit......
          * US Rep Duckworth says potential Democratic......
          * Duckworth: Democratic 2016 Senate primary ......

          * EPI Wage Trend Chart
          * EXTRA: Could Hastert make a trio of people convicted post-politically?
          * Chicago Higher Schoolers Hold Climate Action Rally
          * Should America be the World's Policeman?
          * Where's Weyermuller: At the "Fight For Freedom Rally 2015"
          * Thorner: Schweikart reviews overdue account of America's true history
          * Former U.S. House Speaker Denny Hastert accused of evasion, lying to FBI
          * Murphy speaks out on Democrats' proposed budget
          * Carson and Huckabee to headline conservative meeting in Tinley Park July 31
          * Silent Movie Filmed In Uptown A Century Ago Rediscovered, Restored


          * Celebrate National 529 Day with a College Illinois!® Savings Plan - Enrollment Open Through June 1st
          * State Announces Business Resource Event Coming to Aurora - ‘Make a Connection’ networking and resource program promotes economic growth of small and diverse businesses
          * Gulf War Veteran Reports for Duty as IDVA Women Vets Coordinator, Vet Business Champion
          * Illinois EPA Pollution Prevention Interns begin Twelve Week Program at Illinois Facilities - Students find cost-effective approaches for reducing environmental impacts
          * Vietnam Veteran Confirmed as IDVA Assistant Director




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller