When Ogle County voters head to the polls next Tuesday they will be asked to vote on a concealed carry referendum. The Ogle County concealed carry advisory referendum asks whether or not the state legislature should enact laws to allow citizens to carry concealed firearms. Opinion on the issue is divided throughout the county, but the majority of early voters we spoke with today support concealed carry.
"They should be able to carry them for their own safety because the way the world is today you don't know when you're going to get car jacked" says Katie Sills of Creston.
"If you pick up a copy of the Constitution it says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed and we've been infringing on that one for over 100 years." says Dick Bird of Oregon.
"I really don't think that concealed carry is a good idea. I think if you're going to have a gun it ought to be visible to other people." says Marsha Taulbee of Ogle County. The concealed carry referendum is also on the ballot for Winnebago County.