Chicago ended its 2016 summer season with the highest number of shootings in a single weekend, making it the city's most violent summer in recent history.  Now, many will argue that this surge of unprecedented violence is limited to the city's south and west sides, but new reports are showing that these degenerates are taking their scumbaggery in a more suburban direction.  There have been reports of armed robberies at places one might never expect to become a victim; day care centers, salons, as well as the streets of otherwise safe, peaceful communities.

And we're not talking about your run-of-the-mill criminals, here.  These animals are well-organized, surprisingly efficient and armed to the teeth.  The police are outnumbered, and responding in a matter of seconds, as anyone can imagine, is all but impossible.  So the question becomes, what can a law-abiding citizen do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe?

Protecting Yourself is No Longer a Luxury

It really comes down to a choice.  You can take your chances, you can wait for the police to show up after you've been robbed, provided you're alive, or you can stand your ground responsibly.  For those who are not content with simply hoping for the best, getting your IL concealed carry permit is a smart place to start.  Even if you've never picked up a firearm before, you'll be an expert by the time class is done.  And this, save nothing else, may be the thing that protects your life.

Owning a Gun is a Right, Not a Privilege

The world we live in has become so grossly saturated with mandates and rules, that many often forget that the right to keep and bear arms is not some sort of reward for good behavior.  Your citizenship affords you the right to protect yourself, though many have come to see it as some sort of taboo luxury that only certain people can take advantage of.  Not true.  In our Chicago concealed carry classes, we go over this is detail, as well as the essentials on owning, storing, carrying and using a firearm properly and responsibly.

Learn More About Firearm Training and Concealed Carry Permits in IL

At Concealed Carry of Illinois, we've been working tirelessly over the years to provide an atmosphere that is more comfortable and rewarding than other Chicago firearms training centers.  Our classes are deliberately kept small for a better instructor-to-student ratio, and held at locations that are safe, well-lit and conducive to your training.  Best of all, our instructors are highly decorated and absolutely committed to making you feel at ease.

Get complete information on upcoming Illinois concealed carry classes in the Chicago area by visiting our Classes page, or call us to learn more at 847-461-8611.