PROTESTERS DEMAND CHICAGO GROCER BAR CONCEALED PERMIT HOLDERS FROM CARRYING GUNS FOR SELF-DEFENSE

On August 25 protesters from “Safer Communities” and the “Stop Concealed Carry Coalition” planned to protest the opening of Mariano’s Fresh Market in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook because both gun control groups want the grocer to ban concealed carry by persons with permits to carry concealed.

Without pausing to consider the fact that concealed carry permit holders are, by licensing requirement, law-abiding citizens, protest organizer Lee Goodman said it is “well-known” that “the more guns there are in public, the more people who will get shot.” But Goodman did not indicate where any substantiation for this “well-known” claim exists.

Instead, Goodman said Mariano’s bans concealed carry within the city of Chicago–but not in the suburbs–and gun controllers “don’t think that’s fair and [they] don’t think that’s safe.”