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posted: 2/3/2014 5:00 AM

All those concealed guns may change things

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Not if but when carrying concealed weapons becomes an everyday occurrence, has anyone given a thought to its effect on the human condition, concerning the social ability of the people of Illinois, or the lack, thereof? How will this law affect the attendance at theaters? Will the public think nothing of dining in a crowded restaurant as we do now, or think twice? How about walking along State Street or Michigan Avenue -- will we feel comfortable?

Years ago when I raised my two sons in Los Angeles, and my husband traveled for business, we bought a .22-caliber pistol that I kept in my nightstand drawer -- all the while aware I could not take a human life. One day while we were out, our house was broken into and several keepsakes were taken, but the gun remained untouched. However, I questioned how I would feel if the gun had been taken by the robber, placing another gun on the street.

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Immediately after the theft, I sold the gun and adopted a German shepherd puppy who grew up to be not only my best friend but a fierce protector whether we were home or not. Something to think about!

Sheila Lawrence

Streamwood

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