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.
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.
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?