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Illinois court strikes down state's unconstitutional ban on concealed carry

By: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) It is being hailed as a victory by gun rights advocates that is perhaps sweeter than any previous pro-Second Amendment ruling.

Following a recent trend in which successive federal courts have upheld an individual's right to keep and bear arms, a federal appeals panel in Chicago has thrown out the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons and ordered the Illinois Legislature to craft a law legalizing the practice within 180 days. Illinois was the only remaining state in the union that did not permit concealed carry.

"The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013," said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, which has been pushing for concealed carry in Illinois for some time.

'The Supreme Court has decided...'

In a 2-1 decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling in a pair of cases from the southern part of the state that upheld a longstanding prohibition against the carrying of a concealed weapon, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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This information was from Dec. 11

I think they're moving to put a bill in 1/4. Does anyone know anything about this?

Ohhh that must sting in a heavily democrap

populated state, especially at a time when they are calling for gun bans.


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Good news!

Perhaps fewer people will be killed in Chicago now.

Now they need to

strike down their stupid FOID law next for a complete repeal.

The state legislature can't pass a LAW.

They can only pass a statute which governs public servants.

There already is a law. It's called the constitution.


It's called natural law and it came WELL BEFORE the constitution. The right to defend your life has been around since the beginning of humanity.


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine


thumbs up to both of you =)

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This was over 20 days agao,

so there is less than 160 days to pass a ccw law ;) The bad thing is the law can be really restrictive depending on who writes it. There has already been one bill that has been voted on in the state legislature, but it got shut down, because of the reason mentioned.

However, there is wind of some wanker who is going to try to get a whole out gun ban with confiscation rammed through the legislature and signed by Pat Quinn and Friday.

My question to the DP, if the SC has ruled that Chicago and DC citizens have a right to handguns, can any body in congress pass legislation taking them away without passing an amendment to repeal the 2ndA? Congress cannot over rule the SC otherwise. Feinstein's(is that how you spell it? Ohwell IDK) bill classifies a broad range of arms as "assult rifles," but isn't it dead in the water?

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

I think

that the whole Cullerton gun ban/confiscation bill might be a ploy to force pro-carry senators into sitting down and actually work with anti-gunners on CCW bill they now have to implement. Pro-carry side doesn't have to do squat now and could technically stall all carry bills until 180 days is over. If that were to happen the entire portion of Illinois law that regulates carrying guns would be invalid. So , in effect, municipalities without any home-rule preemptions would automatically have concealed carry (consitutional carry as it's also called. You buy a gun, you put it in your pocket. Done). Those that do would potentially be liable for uncertain lawsuits. So in other words - it's a win-win for our side, whether they agree on CCW or not.

I'm pretty sure they are aware of that and are now coming up with ridiculous bans in order to force us to accept whatever their limitations on CCW may be. That's my 2c.


Im goin with what you said. Kinda strange having such opposite stories coming out of IL.


Due to one of the few errors the founders made.

While the theory is you have "three separate but equal branches of government," in reality we do not have that.

Congress makes the statutes... president signs them... and then the people are abused by them repeatedly until one of them spends their life savings paying Attorneys to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Same analogy... apply it to the state.

How is the judicial branch equal if they do not get to put in their two cents on new legislation?

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Watch out w/these people. The hand is quicker than the eye.

Illinois Gun Bill to Ban Assault Weapons Bans About Every Modern Firearm
by Matt - Jan 2nd, 2013.

On New Years Eve, I made the point that liberals are gun grabbers that needed a justification to take all the guns. A great example of this is an Illinois Gun bill that might be proposed in the lame duck session of the their State Legislature…

Press release:

“The ISRA has learned from a credible source that Illinois Senate President John Cullerton [above] will introduce a so called ‘assault weapons’ ban on Wednesday when the legislature returns for its ‘lame duck’ session. Cullerton hopes to ramrod the bill through and get it to Governor Quinn for signature by Friday. If he is successful at doing so, nearly every gun you currently own will be banned and will be subject to confiscation by the Illinois State Police . . .

Read the rest of the article, if you will.

This is a classic tactic of the left, given that most of the electorate is a tad bit “under-informed,” and rely on the MSM for their information. All they have to do is lie, and say that their ban only included, “ugly guns.” With the bleating sheep not realizing that they are about to be taken, the leftists skate their nasty legislation through. Must be easy if you rely on your electorate to be clueless.

This is why I do not have a FOID card

for my shotgun. I don't want anyone knowing I have it until they are staring into the wrong end of it. I want to be able to defend myself as necessary without the local thugs storming my house, and shooting my children by accident based on some drug informants half baked information. Iam a law abiding citizen in general, but some laws simply call for civil disobediance.

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois

I Won't Tell Anyone

Besides, it's only hearsay that you have one.

What do you think?