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Court says Illinois must rewrite law on carrying concealed guns

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois lawmakers will have to rewrite the nation's toughest restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon in public by mid-June after a court on Friday ruled that the controls cannot remain in place.

Illinois was the only one of the 50 states to ban most residents from carrying concealed weapons until a U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago in December ruled the law violated the Second Amendment to the constitution protecting the right to bear arms.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan had asked the court to reconsider the ruling, but the request was denied on Friday by a 6-4 vote of the full 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.


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