Before today, Illinois was the only state in the nation not to have some form of conceal carry after Wisconsin recently approved law.
This week, an appeals court hands the National Rifle Association and gun owners in Illinois a major victory by ruling that the state’s ban on carrying a gun publicly is UNCONSTITUTIONAL !!!
I am teaching a ladies gun class in Chicago on January 19th followed by a meet and greet with Chicago area citizens who are gun lovers. The fact that those fine gun folks there have won a battle makes my trip there even that much more exciting to me. I was dreading making the trip to a state where my concealed carry was not recognized.
Now, as the result of a 2 to 1 decision by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons. The judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.
“We are disinclined to engage in another round of historical analysis to determine whether eighteenth-century America understood the Second Amendment to include a right to bear guns outside the home. The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside,” the judges ruled.
h/t Cruisin’ Cat