Skip to comments.(Illinois)Federal appeals court tosses state ban on carrying concealed weapons
Posted on 12/11/2012 10:40:49 AM PST by Lockbar
In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a federal appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday tossed the states ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing 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.
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How about NYC?
Im glad for your enthusiasm but I suspect the fight is only just begun. There’s nothing to prevent the lefties from writing a may issue law. This effectively maintains status quo.
I live in Will county but commute to the hellhole by the lake mon - fri to work. Was out for a walk during lunch break when I heard the news on wls talk radio. Now that news put some pep in my step!!!
Agreed. The best is “Constitutional Carry,” as we have in AZ: No license required for concealed carry (The law in AZ, AK and VT, of all places). Second best is “Shall Issue,” which IL will probably be one of the last in the nation to pass. There will be “May Issue” after the dust settles, and the gang-bangers will be comfortable in their cribs in Chicago.
But they better not take their crap to a more rural county, because “May Issue” permits tend to flow more freely there.
LOL!!! In my case they don’t have to wonder, I AM carrying and have been for years now when I come I to the city. As I tell my wife, I’d ather be in jail explaining why I had to defend myself than having her ID my body at the morgue.
I don’t want to get too optimistic but it seems while DC is content to wrap itself in additional layers of statism, there are local and state issues/elections that would seem to to represent a reversal of the death-by-a-thousand-cuts legislation passed over time.
In Missouri the legislature passed Concealed Carry over the governor's veto in September of 2003.
Before permits were issued a St Louis judge issued a restraining order. In March of 2004 The Missouri Supreme Court threw out the restraining order and permits started to be issued with the exception of St Louis, Kansas City and perhaps one or two other anti-gun cities
St Louis and Kansas found a technicality about funding and held up issuing permits for an additional 14 months.
It was approximately 20 months AFTER the legislature passed the Concealed Carry bill until citizens in those blue cities started to obtain CC permits.
I hope you fare better than Missouri as far as the time factor.
BTW Missouri is a Shall Issue state.
A “may issue” law will be subject to Seventh Circuit review.
Congratulations! Hell just froze over.
Even a may-issue law won't be the status quo. In rural counties, may-issue will practically equate to shall-issue. And if someone gets issued a permit in, for example, Bovine County, that person will almost surely be able to legally carry into Chicago.
Then you can start the good citizens of the Chicago suburbs asking: Why is it that Barry from out in Bovine County gets to carry in Chicago to defend himself against these thugs, and I live here and can't do the same?
Wyoming also has Constitutional carry.
St Louis and Kansas City found a technicality about funding and held up issuing permits for an additional 14 months.
California will be next, right? /s
Libs will continue to sue. Chicago will sue.
They don’t stop.
They also get to “craft” the legislation and can like some other states make it virtually impossible to get a ccw license, especially in certain areas where one person can deny them.
It’s a mindset we all must adopt - you never give up, you just change the venue and fight style to where it shifts.
Well, yes, however, if you can afford a lawyer just about any law can get judicial review. That doesnt mean youll prevail and in this case I think it would be very difficult.
You are correct Sir!