(CBS) — When reporting the news, I try always to stick to the facts.
In “Perspective,” I express an opinion about guns tonight and the Illinois General Assembly working on a law that may allow us to conceal-and-carry loaded guns in Chicago.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
The National Rifle Association is demanding the assembly allow loaded guns on public transportation, at all times of day or night, on crowded buses and subways, when riders are irritable, tempers are short and conflicts are common; or when drunks with guns may fight and shoot or a thief is picking a pocket and a rider may shoot to stop him.READ MORE: Evanston Police Called To A Stabbing, Fatal Shooting Incident
It’s hard, sometimes impossible, for me to imagine the assembly doing what the NRA tells it to do, but it often does.MORE NEWS: Family Remembers Azul De La Garza, Young Woman Shot And Killed In West Elsdon, As 'Beautiful Soul' With A Future In Art
The fact is that loaded guns on a crowded bus or subway are deathly dangerous. My opinion is that Wild West on the CTA is madness, just plain crazy.