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Hopefully this will send a message but somehow I doubt the Chicago gang will let it lie...
 

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No doubt that the libs will try to find a way around the Constitution. Law abiding citizens with guns? Can't have that... only criminals should have guns.... duh! :rolleyes:
 

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WOW!!

I wasn't sure I'd ever see this day .... Evidently the Appeals Court is giving the State 180 days to "allow the Illinois legislature to craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment as interpreted in this opinion, on the carrying of guns in public.", which seems to imply that if they don't, the Court will .... I think I need to start considering what holster is appropriate for summer-time carry of my SR9c!!
 

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yeah, I just read the story someone posted on the CCW forum. The link is from the NRA-ILA site. This is good news but I wonder what magic policy or law Crook County will enact (or try to). If this gets addressed by the SCOTUS, then DC, Chicago/Illinois and New York politicians will be wringing their hands in grief. But I won't hold my breath since Kagan (aka Paul Blart-mall cop-in drag) and Sotomayor(the wise latina) are on the bench.
 

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Wish they could get the right lawsuit to overturn the CA restrictions and refusal to issue CC permits.
 

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The courts basic argument is a pretty good one though, the the right assured by the @nd A is about the right to BEAR arms. SO this appears to be pretty good news. I wonder how this might affect the current Open Carry legislation re-introduced into the Texas Legislature session? If at all...
 

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The judge gave the state 180 days to rewrite the law. I'm sure it won't be released until the 180th day and it will have so many unrealistic hoops to jump through and stringent restrictions that it will buy the state dictators 10 or 12 more years in court before they actually let someone carry.
 

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Im ecstatic about it. Couldn't be happier. However, to me it seems like it will still be tied up for years to come and that there will be sever limitations, whether it be caliber or magazine size, but there will be severe limitations. Which is no problem to me. I have no problem following the rules for this to happen. Let the XDs shopping begin :)
 

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7th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Illinois Anti Conceal-Carry Law

A federal appeals court in Chicago just lifted the ban on concealed carry in Illinois.​

Seizing on the precedent of rulings like McDonald v. Chicago and DC v. Heller, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the use and purpose of firearms has been clearly set forth in these previous decisions.

In the court's majority, Judge Richard Posner wrote:

"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."

You can read the rest here:

Concealed Carry Coming To Illinois: Federal Court Strikes Down Ban
 

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Wow. The Supreme Court has done something correctly. I wonder if Illinois will now allow out of state ccw permis to become legal in the state like many other states do.
 

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"Illinois should declare their independence from the state of Chicago."

Quit raining on my parade. Today's a good day for those of us that live in the city and have been working towards this for a while. The fight carries on and I'm not running away...
 

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Now that is some awesome news! I live in Arizona and while I'm very proud of my state gun laws, I feel bad for people that live in states like Illinois, New Jersey, and California. This is definitely a step in the right direction.
 

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I have an sr9c on order! I figured if concealed carry actually goes through all of the compacts and subcompacts will be flying off the shelves.
 

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Im ecstatic about it. Couldn't be happier. However, to me it seems like it will still be tied up for years to come and that there will be sever limitations, whether it be caliber or magazine size, but there will be severe limitations. Which is no problem to me. I have no problem following the rules for this to happen. Let the XDs shopping begin :)
I don't think so about the limitations. HB148 almost passed a super majority. There is plenty of congressional support for cc. What they come up with will be better than HB148, we are in the driver's seat on this one.

Remember if they do nothing, the FOID will be your CCL with no restrictions. They can not allow that to happen.

Their only appeal could be to the US Supreme Court and a defeat there for Lisa Madigan would jeopardize "may carry" states and could force them to "shall carry". I doubt they take that chance.
 

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A win for IL citizens!

The following is copy/pasted from an NRA Special Alert:


Federal Court Strikes down Illinois' total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business

Fairfax, Va. – The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled today that Illinois' total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business is unconstitutional. The case involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in both Utah and Florida. The National Rifle Association is funding this case. The Illinois State Rifle Association is a co-plaintiff in this case.

“Today’s ruling is a victory for all law abiding citizens in Illinois and gun owners throughout the country,” said Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of NRA. “The court recognized that the text and history of the Second Amendment guarantee individuals the right to carry firearms outside the home for self-defense and other lawful purposes. In light of this ruling, Mary Shepard and the people of Illinois will finally be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”

On September 28, 2009, while working as the treasurer of her church, Ms. Shepard and an 83-year-old co-worker were viciously attacked and beaten by a six-foot-three-inch, 245 pound man with a violent past and a criminal record. Ms. Shepard and her co-worker were lucky to survive, as each of them suffered major injuries to the head, neck and upper body. Ms. Shepard's injuries required extensive surgeries and she continues physical therapy to this day attempting to recover from her injuries.

In today’s decision, Judge Richard Posner ruled that Illinois’ ban on carriage is unconstitutional. The Judge went on to say, “One doesn’t have to be a historian to realize that a right to keep and bear arms for personal self-defense in the eighteenth century could not rationally have been limited to the home. . . . Twenty-first century Illinois has no hostile Indians. But a Chicagoan is a good deal more likely to be attacked on a sidewalk than in his apartment on the 35th floor.”

"Today's ruling is a major victory for law-abiding Illinoisans—and for everyone who understands that the Second Amendment protects the right both to keep arms, and to bear arms," added Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "This ruling makes clear that Illinois cannot deny law-abiding residents the right to carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home. This is a step in the right direction for all gun owners. We know it probably won’t be the end of this case, and we’re ready to keep fighting until the courts fully protect the entire Second Amendment."

View the entire ruling here.



-NRA-
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