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Media: Public transit takes center stage in debate over carrying concealed weapons

Chicago– A federal court reinforced its opinion on Friday that Illinois must adopt a new law allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons.

That leaves lawmakers wondering if passengers on trains and buses could start carrying guns. At a legislative hearing in Chicago on Friday, some public officials said they don’t want guns in churches or government buildings. Several mass transit agencies said they also don’t want guns on buses or trains.

Ron Holt agrees. He’s the father of Blair Holt, a teenager who was shot and killed on a Chicago bus a few years ago. Holt said he’s frequently asked what if another passenger had had a gun. Continue reading