Head of CeaseFire Illinois charged with domestic batteryAnd this is how he feels about guns (CCW specifically):
Tio Hardiman, the director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois, was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge Friday morning at his home in west suburban Hillside.
So beating your wife isn't 'violence' as long as a gun isn't involved?CeaseFire tries to mediate in neighborhoods where conflicts too often are settled with guns. But its efforts to settle disputes without guns would be undermined by a concealed-carry law, Hardiman said. Such a law simply would promote the idea that guns are the answer.“Concealed carry — what that does is reinforce the idea that violence is OK,” Hardiman says. “What we are doing is trying to talk these guys down, but this encourages that cowboy mentality.”