“Illinois concealed carry ban tossed by federal appeals court” @ Chicago Tribune
Posted on December 12, 2012
Ray Long — December 12, 2012: “Illinois’ days as the only state in the nation to forbid public possession of a firearm could be numbered after a federal appellate court threw out a state ban and gave lawmakers six months to figure out a way to let people legally carry guns.
The 2-1 ruling Tuesday by a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Chicago affirmed a constitutional right to have ready-to-use firearms for self-defense outside the home.
Gun owner groups declared a historic victory, claiming leverage to limit restrictions on who can possess a weapon as negotiations on a new state law unfold. Gun control advocates acknowledged the need for a revised concealed carry law but said the court’s ruling still allowed for strict limitations……………………………”
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