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U.S. appeals court strikes down state's concealed-carry ban (Video)

U.S. appeals court strikes down state's concealed-carry ban (Video)

Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long provides details on the U.S. appeals court ruling regarding concealed weapons in Illinois.

By Ray Long, Annie Sweeney and Monique Garcia
Tribune reporters
1:15 p.m. CST, December 11, 2012

The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.

In a 2-1 decision that is a major victory for the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state's ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional.

"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.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-us-app...



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This is a good start...BIG BUMP!

I was beginning to wonder if anything good was ever going to come out of Illinois anymore..

Let freedom rein!

"victory for the National Rifle Association"

Do you see how the subtle use of words is used to condition peoples thought and sway opinion?

This and Michigans right to work are great wins for liberty, the constitution, U.S. citizens and common sense.

bump

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if only

If only we can get this done in California. It was legal to carry in open, but our governor signed a law making it illegal. California is getting worse by the minute.

Bump in hopes of conceal carry while traversing Illinois.

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Something I do often while holding valid carry permits from two other states.

As a former victim of armed robbery and a car jacking I currently must unload and pack my handgun in the trunk (according to the criminals who make the laws in Illinois) when crossing the Corporate Socialist State of Illinois or risk being arrested for the first time in my life..

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A CALL for ACTION!

URGENT ALERT – YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

7TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS DIRECTS ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PASS CONCEALED CARRY BILL

BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT:

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has rendered a decision in the Shepard/Moore v. Madigan case that states that Illinois’ ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional. The court further directs the legislature to pass a concealed carry bill within 180 days. Although the announcement of this court ruling would appear to be good news for self-defense advocates, it is really nothing more than the first volley in what will be a heated battle to preserve and protect our gun rights. The gun control movement, headed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, will be introducing a concealed carry bill of their own for the sole purpose of satisfying the court order. Madigan’s bill is sure to be a sham that will be so restrictive and impractical that only very few Illinois citizens would even qualify for a carry permit – most citizens would remain unprotected from criminals. Information obtained from within the Madigan organization indicates that the anti-gunners will piggyback an “assault weapons” ban and other onerous gun control legislation on the concealed carry bill. In order to prevent Madigan from hijacking concealed carry, Illinois gun owners need to step up and let their voices be heard on this issue.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET A GOOD CONCEALED CARRY BILL PASSED:

1. Contact your State Representative and State Senator. Politely advise them that you are a law-abiding firearm owner and that you support the court of appeals decision in the Shepard case. Politely advise them that you want them to vote against any sham concealed carry bill that Lisa Madigan will try to push. Politely tell them that you want them to vote for HB 148, the Family and Personal Protection Act. Advise them that you will not support any concealed carry bill that contains provisions that would discourage the average citizen from seeking a carry permit such as exorbitant fees, impossible training requirements, or excessive red tape. Advise them that you will only support a “clean” concealed carry bill that does not try to sneak through gun control schemes. If you do not know who your State Representative and/or State Senator is, please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website link here.

Ez

Indeed! It's Time To Rally For Our Republic

For Liberty!

More guns means...

More guns means less victims of crime. The only people unhappy with that are liberals and criminals, same thing.

RickStone

BRAVO! .......BIG BUMP!

These 2 judges are to be applauded for this great ruling..

Take that Mr. Gun grabber Godfather!