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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Hope it works out for IL gun owners, really. I dont think though the lefties are just going to roll over w/o a big fight. Really may issue depends on the obstacles put in the way.
In this instance, you would not be starting from scratch. The court has already issued an order, with a time limit. The law has to meet the court ordered criteria, and the court gets to decide if they have met it.
It is not as if someone has to bring a new lawsuit. It is more like the Kansas case, where the court ordered a school district to do certain things, and then judged whether they accomplished those things or not.
That is how it appears to me, with the limited information about the case that I have read.
Not perfect yet, but getting better year by year.
Jason Whitlock must be crying in his diapers.
OK, fair enough. Would be interesting to see what the court ordered and what the pols come up w/. Even so look at Heller vs DC. Although not identical its similar in nature. I think it was some time before DC kinda sorta did something toward what the court ordered. It seems to me the pols could keep this tied up in court for some time. That is, the pols have little respect for court orders unless it fits their agenda.
I hope to see it completely green some day.
Then they made their new law tremendously burdensome, and it is being appealed the old way, because the court did not order them to pass a new law, they just ruled the old law unconstitutional.
This ruling is better, because it tells the legislature to pass a new law that meets the court's requirements. I do not think the legislature will be the problem here. They have already been willing to pass a much improved law. Even the Chairman of the Chicago Black Caucus is on board. The problem will be Governor Quinn, who is a fanatical anti-freedom activist.
Don’t get excited. It’s a cinch that the Demoscum running IL will craft a new bill prohibiting people from concealed carry anyway.
Strange... not a word on DumpsterUnderground.com... 8*)
“...With every little victory, I smile....”
This is more than a “little” victory, my friend.
This is a giant middle finger from a judge on behalf of every gunny in the country to the former senator from Illinois...
So don’t just smile now...big ol’ cheesy grin is more apt. Show ‘em dem dare pearly whites!!!!
Jason Whitlock must be crying in his diapers.
LOL! Lookin' like a FOOL with his pants on the ground!
Oh, I’m sure they’ll fight as hard as they can.
But unless they can get it overturned (and I don’t think they can) it’s kind of hard to fight against a court ruling that says the state MUST put in place a carry law.
Well hotdog! I hope it goes well, very well!! Are you from IL by any chance?
No, Arizona. I am appalled by the corruption in Illinois, but every state has a large number of politicians that simply ignore their oath to defend and protect the Constitution.
If a flying saucer landed on your front lawn (near Chicago), it would contain an illegal alien or one with an unlimited visitor visa, looking like Rahm Emanuel, wearing a Pink Tutu, and asking for directions to the welfare office.
But the IL Legislature (aka Madigan's Lackeys) have 180 days, six months, to screw with us. And you can bet the rent they WILL try.
'Hopefully' enough down-state Blue Dog gun lovin' Dems (yes they exist) will tell the Chicago and Crook County Pols (Madigan's Puppets) to go take a flying ..... leap. And anything that does pass and becomes law mirrors the recent Concealed Carry Bill that (cough) 'almost passed'(1).
And in NO WAY comes close to the bullshiite that 'prisoners in Chi' have to go through just to have a legal gun in their house. It's one big Catch-22, they pretty much can't comply with the law. As in 'impossible'.
(1) IIRC; Basically if you have a valid IL FOID CARD you pretty much already qualify. Just pass a Certified Training program and you're good to go.
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