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Court strikes down Illinois concealed carry law



Published: Tue, December 11, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m.

Court strikes down Illinois concealed carry law

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals announced today that state lawmakers have 180 days to write a new law that legalizes concealed carry. The ruling is a victory for gun rights advocates, who argue that the prohibition against concealed weapons violates the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and what they see as Americans’ right to carry guns for self-defense.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office says it is reviewing the ruling.

The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by former corrections officer Michael Moore of Champaign, farmer Charles Hooks of Percy in southeastern Illinois and the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation.


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1redeye1(4560 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Fantastic , Finally some judges with some common sense.

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2IslandMike(757 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

It's unconstitutional to ban CCW. It's also unconstitutional to take away the collective bargaining rights of union workers. I find the states to be GRANDSTANDING by trying to prohibit either.

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