This page is not used to being listened to. So we commend State Rep. La Shawn Ford for taking up our suggestion that he host a second debate on the “conceal and carry” law regarding handguns. The first event was over the summer on the West Side. The crowd roundly supported allowing citizens to carry their guns with them.

Come to the western portion of your district, we urged the state rep, and you will hear a different response. So next Wednesday, Oct. 12, Ford will host a conceal and carry debate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oak Park’s Village Hall.

Oak Parkers, who passed one of the few municipal handgun bans back in the 1980s, need to turn out and speak up for a rational approach to limiting handguns.

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