I can't begin to explain how happy I am to be back out of Chicago. I don't understand that town nor do I have any desire to at this point.
The newest group of Chicagoans who seem flummoxed by concealed carry is realtors. "Real estate firms are just starting to grapple with a persons ability to carry a concealed weapon into a real estate office, an agents car, and a seller's home," according to the Chicago Tribune video.
Just last week the Illinois Association of Realtors put out a consent form for agents to give to homeowners to decide whether they want to allow someone to carry a concealed weapon into their home during showings. If the seller opts not to let carriers in, the agents would post the "no guns allowed" placard in the yard during all showings and open houses.
Good call, why not whittle down the pool of prospective buyers because of your fear of law abiding citizens. As a plus side, you have just advertised Chicago's many criminals that there's a whole house full of victims waiting for them. That's one way to do it I guess.
Let's not forget the value of making people feel good... John Matthews, managing broker of Baird & Warner, Oak Park. "If someone was coming in to do bad deeds, they could care less if the concealed carry sign was there or not. If it's a comfort level for agents and homeowners, I would say put the sign out."
Let's make everyone feel good. Maybe you can hand out a little ribbon and give them a pat on the head when they walk by as well. You know, so they feel better even though you're asking them to give up their natural born rights.