If all goes well, NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde will stroll into the NRA convention this weekend a conquering hero. After more than a decade of hard work, with the help of patriotic Americans from all sides of the political spectrum, Todd will have helped deliver unto Illinois inhabitants the right to carry a concealed weapon. No pre-hatch chicken counting here, but The Land of Lincoln has never been this close to restoring residents’ Second Amendment rights. Even if it doesn’t go down this year, even if the Chicago gun grabbers’ thwart the will of the Founding Fathers, hats off to Mr. V. And the Chicago Police Lieutenants’ Association for the heavy lifting. And, now, the 3500+ members of the Amalgamated Transit Union 308 who’ve expressed their support for concealed carry. [Click here for a pdf of the letter] Well done all. Now, git ‘er done!