Illinois Conceal Carry Applications Overwhelmingly Outpace Obamacare Enrollment
Seems that residents of Illinois are instinctively attuned to the first two levels of Maslow’s hierarchy, in a way that is far more evocative of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry rather than of Rahm Emanuel and Eric Holder:
The Chicago Sun-Times reported 4,525 individuals signed up on Sunday alone for their firearms permits, when the State Police first opened the process to all concealed carry applicants.
Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said that number is included in Sunday’s total of more than 11,000 people who have signed up because of an early application process that began December 18 and was open to only firearm instructors. Officials told the Sun-Times they expect 350,000 to 400,000 people (about 1,000 per day) will sign up for conceal carry firearm permits this year.
Meanwhile, back on the Obamacare websites, relative crickets…. except for an oh-so typical gummint f*ck-up.
Additionally, reports say that in the same month, Illinois officials told 30,000 residents who applied at healthcare.gov to re-do their applications, as applicants were denied private coverage and the government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid. The issue has yet to be resolved.
The irony is positively delicious. Consider that the numbers tell you that you are THREE HUNDRED TIMES more likely to die from medical treatment than from a firearm accident. Yet the Obama Administration, and Chicago’s mayor wants to deny you the right to gun ownership (for your own safety) and make Obamacare mandatory (for your own good)!
Perhaps, Illinois residents are beginning to appreciate that the role of government is not to restrict freedoms and demand compliance. But rather, as the aforementioned Henry proscribed,
“You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your Government.”