“Patrons at a planned Dave & Buster’s in Vernon Hills might be able to play shoot-’em-up video games in the venue, but village officials have decided they don’t want people bringing real weapons into the restaurant and arcade,” chicagotribune.com reports. And so the Vernon Hills village board added a stipulation to D&B’s special use license compelling the restaurant chain to ban otherwise lawful concealed carry on the premises, and post signs at the entrance alerting patrons no gats allowed. This despite the fact that Illinois’ new concealed carry (CCW) law contains preemption (local firearms laws cannot obviate state law). Texas-based Dave & Buster’s agreed to the stipulation, which will no doubt stand until it faces legal challenge. Which can’t happen until there’s a permittee with standing to challenge the law. Meanwhile, Chicago’s reportedly planning the same strategy for the Windy City: no liquor licenses for establishments that “allow” concealed carry. This “backdoor gun ban” shows the amount of respect the forces of civilian disarmament have for the rule of law. None. Meanwhile, capitalizing on tax incentives aplenty, AMC cinemas are due to open in the same mall. Guess what their firearms policy is?