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A civil rights victory

Handgun carry coming to Illinois, says the SAF:

The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant victory for concealed carry when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home.

The ruling came in Moore v. Madigan, a case filed by SAF. The December opinion that now stands was written by Judge Richard Posner, who gave the Illinois legislature 180 days to “craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment…on the carrying of guns in public.” That clock is ticking, noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb.

5 Responses to “A civil rights victory”

  1. Veeshir Says:

    I hate to be one of those internet jerks, but you quote the SAF
    Handgun carry coming to Illinois, says the SAF:

    I wouldn’t be at all sure about that. I would be much more sure of the opposite.

    Yes, I know the law means it has to be, but when has what the law said mattered to the rulers of Chicago?

    Seriously, I’d say the last time it did was when Chicago was called “Watafokingcold, “Place where our teepees are cold”

    A month or 12 late, they’ll pass another law that says no guns for you. That will be appealed. They’ll lose.
    A month or 12 late they’ll pass another….

    Wash, rinse, bail your cousin out of jail for thinking the law matters, repeat.

  2. WPZ Says:

    Yeah, I’m afraid I have to agree. The latest noise from Springpatch is that Boss Madigan’s going to set up a carry bill that will effectively prevent carry with restrictions, gun-free zones, prohibitions, and several kitchen sinks.
    The Supreme Court is still a delaying option as well.
    I’m not making any plans to go armed in the Prairie State anytime within the foreseeable future.

  3. Matthew Carberry Says:

    Can we dial back the cynicism?

    There’s already a great shall-issue bill in process that has had the votes to pass the past two years, but was withdrawn as it was 6 shaky votes shy of the super-majority required to override Chicago’s home rule status. The sponsors didn’t want to give Chicago the minor victory of being excepted.

    Illinois will have shall issue, that’s not seriously in doubt given the facts and history. The question is how much resistence Chicago can manage to put up to try to avoid the already inevitable, given this court loss makes their efforts ultimately meaningless.

    They are outnumbered in the legislature and the court ruling doesn’t allow for any home rule exemption.

  4. Veeshir Says:

    Can we dial back the cynicism?

    Realism and using observations of previous actions to predict future actions.

    Don’t get me wrong, I would prefer if you’re right, but I would doubt it.

    I don’t care all that much, Illinoians keep reelecting those takers of their freedom, that’s their problem.

  5. mike123 Says:

    I’m lost on the strategy part. If no bill is passed, then carry with a FOID card would happen.

    It seems that any bill that passes would be less pro-gun, such as requiring training, so why negotiate? Sit back and watch.