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A Gun Rights Victory in Illinois!

Home - by - December 11, 2012 - 21:45 America/New_York - 11 Comments


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


  1. michellesbigbeaver

    December 11th, 2012

    Praise God! And just in time to have them taken away with the upcoming UN small arms treaty ban!!

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  2. old_oaks

    December 11th, 2012

    They’ll tax the crap out of it or make it a stiff annual fee. Had a DUI conviction “ever?” Well then no permit for you!

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  3. Dadof3

    December 11th, 2012

    Old_oaks, The Feds have stuff similar to that on form 4473 so I wouldn’t be surprised they would come up with their own inventive permutations of road blocks/hoops. I bet “Draconian” will still be the goal.

    I predict some onerous stuff like Chicago did when the DC decision came down in 2008. Little different if they can help it.

    I rated them #49 and NY #50 in gun rights.

    Let’s see what happens. I’m encouraged, no matter.


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  4. Dadof3

    December 11th, 2012

    MMB, so that means they stand a better chance to fight it?

    I think so.

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  5. old_oaks

    December 11th, 2012

    Dad, I bet whatever they come up with reciprocity will be involved, that may be a way in. But I bet whatever comes down the pipe, Quiff, Rambo, Turdbin and Madifcuk will definitely put their claws down.

    I’m missing an AK-47 and since 11/6, I’m scheming the quickest way to owning one!

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  6. Ten Megaton

    December 11th, 2012

    Now Oblome can sue Illinois.

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  7. even steven

    December 12th, 2012

    I’ve ignored Illinois’ unconstitutional gun laws for years. I’d rather get arrested than get shot to death because a criminal was armed and I wasn’t.

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  8. Bad Brad

    December 12th, 2012

    old_oaks, Take a Va Ca to Sarasota, I’ll hook you up with a killer AR.

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  9. old_oaks

    December 12th, 2012

    Covered there Brad, I need something that can be buried in wet sand and still fired by chimpanzees, AR doesn’t cut that qualification. You might ask, “who would bury a rifle in wet sand?”

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 12th, 2012

    Actually, what just happened was that the State of Illinois is now forced to accept out of state concealed carry permits. They don’t have a choice.

    If I have a right to own a firearm for personal defense (and I do!) and I have met all of the requirements and qualifications for a concealed carry permit in my state, that is sufficient for use in any other state. It doesn’t matter what they think.

    And if any brain-dead, knuckle-dragging libtard starts wailing about how a state doesn’t have to accept a CCP from a different state, ask if they think that one state has to accept a marriage certificate between same sex couples granted in a second state.

    They’ll try to make the same claim that every ‘tard does: it’s different. It isn’t, but that is their only way to make their invalid point. And if they talk about rights, then just give them this from the appeals court ruling:

    The Supreme Court has decided that the [2nd] amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside.

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  11. Rick

    December 12th, 2012

    Stranded, haven’t read anything about Illinois’ reciprocity in any of the other articles, but I could be wrong.

    Now standby for some Major-League foot dragging by the Illinois legislature. I’m thinking that getting a carry permit in Illinois is going to be tougher than getting one in California or New Jersey.

    I’m also predicting it’s going to take another trip back to court to get anything like “shall-issue” as enjoyed by other states.

    Don’t think for an instant Illinois is going to include reciprocity in their legislation.

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