I was brooding over the things said Monday at the GSL meeting at the Combat Air Museum in Springfield when it hit me.
ISP knows they will never have to enforce PICA. How else to explain their behavior?
They used the absolute minimum of resources on the public information meetings. They’ve done the same in terms of resources in writing the rules because they know it is a waste of time and resources. This is why they waited until the last minute. They didn’t think they would get this far.
Obviously they cannot tell the public they do not plan to enforce the law, but those just below the senior staff appointed by JB Pritzker can slow-walk the process.
They expect SCOTUS to rule it un
constitutional. Everyone knows PICA is unconstitutional and ISP knows it will be a nightmare to enforce.
This is politics, after all, where JB is playing to his base, not only here in Illinois but nationwide. He must think Biden will fail and Newson will too. At that point, he can play the role of white knight who saves the Democrat party.
If PICA remains the law they will only use it if someone actually breaks a real law. Just like you said, if someone threatens someone, or does something really bad, they will catch said idiot ASAP or when they are on their way to work. If that happens, PICA will be the least of that idiot’s worries.
As you said, Troopers know who is still on their side. For now. Imagine their world if both the crooks and the law-abiding hate their guts. It is lose/lose for them.
Ann Coulter has noted that abortion is a losing issue, and I agree, though I think it murder. Sadly, it looks like our Republicans in IL will stand on their high moral principles and nobly lose once again.
Name withheld (but you know him)