Thousands of violent crimes are ended every year by CCW permit holders, without ever firing a shot, simply because the intended victim was armed. And thousands of crimes are enabled every year by the creation of "gun free zones". Disarming the potential rape victim protects just one person. The rapist.
The legislators of Illinois have essentially made the ENTIRE state a "gun free zone". Watch this video and tell me, how does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?