Democrat Calls For Armed Security At Every Chicago Gas Station And Grocery Store

  • An Illinois Democrat has introduced a new law that would mandate armed security in various businesses that are susceptible to armed robbery.
  • Illinois state Rep. Thaddeus Jones (D) introduced the Armed Security Protection Act last week. If passed, the bill requires banks, gas stations, grocery stores, and pawn shops in Chicago to have armed security or armed employees.
  • “Guards required in municipalities having in excess of 2,000,000 inhabitants. Beginning July 1, 2024, a bank, gas station, grocery store, and pawn shop shall employ and have on its premises at least one guard during the hours it is conducting business with the public,” the bill reads.