Gun advocates are trying to convince lawmakers to remove some of the gun free zones that are set up under the concealed carry law.
They argue criminals target those areas because they know people can’t protect themselves.
IllinoisCarry.com is particularly trying to block a bill that would make it illegal to carry guns in churches.
Spokeswoman Valinda Rowe says that’s a bad idea, and points to a southern Illinois attack that happened several years ago, which left two elderly women beaten and left for dead, inside their church.
One of the women was licensed to carry a gun but couldn’t because of the law.