Attended a talk today where a local police officer was a speaker. He unquestioningly and unequivocally supported CCW including in public buildings. He stated flat out that he believed if an administrator or teacher had had a firearm at Sandy Hook, the death toll would have been reduced. As I'm considered the local 'gun nut', several other attendees ('luke warm' on firearms) asked me later about what exactly is going on w/ Illinois and CCW and how the different laws work.
When I got home, the CiC told me that one of her co-workers (along w/ another woman right after) had been accosted this morning by a doped up guy who had 'scored some pills' and 'wanted to score a fifth of liquor', becoming violently enraged when told she didn't have any booze to give him. She adamantly wished she was allowed to protect herself. Instead, people like Ladd Everitt, Joan Peterson and Elliot Fineman would much prefer this had happened. Luckily, there was a security guard (and retired police officer) who was nearby that tackled the guy.
Currently have the hippie-mobile loaded up for the gunshow in Effingham, IL this weekend. With everything that's been going on, it should be an interesting time.