Interesting events in Illinois
Some Illinois lawmakers want an "assault weapon" ban -- and certain manufacturers located in the state, e.g., Springfield Armory, Armalite, Les Baer Custom and Rock River Arms Inc -- say they'll pull out of the state if it passes. The Pantagraph has the story.
[Update: if they want a gun-friendly state, they ought to consider Arizona. You can carry a holstered gun in your glove compartment, without a CCW permit. I used to do that, and was stopped twice for traffic violations. I did the polite thing and told the officer before reaching for my registration. One of them asked my opinion on my .45, since he was thinking about buying one. The other told me how easy it was to get a CCW permit "and then you can carry *anywhere* concealed!"]