CAPtions, Peoria’s longest-running TV talk show, will debate the issue of Concealed Carry Weapons: Yes or No? in its broadcasts next week.
The NAACP-Peoria Branch recently held a Town Hall Meeting featuring Otis McDonald of Chicago, who won a 2010 case against Chicago on their handgun ban. This case was heard by the Supreme Court, who agreed with McDonald. The IL General Assembly has a bill pending to approve a CCW law, but more work is needed on it.
Highlights of this Town Hall include remarks by McDonald, 92nd Dist. State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth, Attorney Frederick Jones, who worked with the case, Illinois Rifle Association lobbyist Coy Pugh, as well as comments, both for and against, from the audience, which included member of the local Tea Party.
Concealed Carry Weapons is an issue that has divided the community and its people. This broadcast also disproved the stereotype that only rural caucasians favor the CCW law.
CAPtions will air Sunday, May 27th at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m., and later at Midnight on Comcast Community Access Channel 22. It will be available on YouTube and FaceBook by Monday, May 28th.
CAPtions is produced by the Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. Media Services Department. It is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.