It’s constitutional carry in Illinois, a report on the effectiveness of armed citizens, and a Ruger giveaway announcement, this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

Last November, Illinois residents Dan Mefford and Rick Rodhouse petitioned for the right to carry a gun to be voted on at the next county election. Last week, the constitutional carry referendum overwhelmingly passed. Mefford stops by Gun Talk Sunday to discuss what this means for Pike County, and the rest of the state. Read more here: http://www.whig.com/story/17205800/pike-county-voters-overwhelmingly-approve-conceal-carry-ordinance and here: http://www.wgem.com/story/17258750/law-enforcement-clears-up-confusion-following-passage-of-constitutional-carry-in-pike-co.

Blogger Clayton Cramer (http://www.claytoncramer.com) drops in with info on his co-authored report “Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens”, released by the CATO Institute: http://www.cato.org/publications/white-paper/tough-targets-when-criminals-face-armed-resistance-citizens. Cramer has also authored many books on firearms, including Armed America: The Remarkable Story of How and Why Guns Became as American as Apple Pie, and can be found at www.guntalk.com/tomspicks.

Gun Talk and Ruger have a new giveaway for April! See all the details and enter to win, starting Sunday, April 1st, at www.guntalk.com/contest. Tom will be getting all the details of the giveaway when he talks with CEO Mike Fifer this Friday from 11am-Noon at Larry’s Pistol and Pawn in Huntsville, AL. If you’re in the area, stop in for great deals during “Ruger Days” at Larry’s on both Friday and Saturday! http://www.pistolandpawn.com/

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