Skip to comments.Huge victory for gun owners Illinois-ban-on-concealed-weapons-overturned
Posted on 12/31/2012 4:03:37 AM PST by lowbridge
In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a federal appeals court in Chicago 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.
In a split opinion (see below), the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling in two cases downstate that upheld the states longstanding prohibition against carrying concealed weapons.
Illinois is the only state with an outright prohibition on concealed carry.
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Old news? This decision was handed down on December 11th - before the Newtown CT shootings.
It’ll be interesting to see what the crime stats do in Chicago over the next couple of years. CC may have no affect at all considering most of the crime is gang related (I believe), but if just one innocent person is saved by CC, then it is all worth it.
But the bureaucratic hoops and the costs associated with getting a concealed carry license will be so burdensome that the lifting of the ban will, for all practical purposes, be negated by the politicians! Just like D.C., New York and other places. The courts have yet to strike down these “shall not be infringed” unconstitutional restrictions. There are many more court actions yet to come.
What he^^ said. This post is misleading by not providing date of decision.
Was this the ban on law abiding citizens? I know the criminals have CCW’d for years.
Jokes aside, even with this ruling, it may be difficult to impossible to get a CCW in Chicago.
They claimed a win when they defeated Washington DC’;s gun laws too, but few people got guns. What they will get are new regulations no one can conform too. Just like DC.
About the only real resolution to this will be for a court to appoint a special master to vet gun restrictions before they are made, as to their being constitutional or not.
This would short circuit the back and forth of writing illegal gun laws, knowing that they will be overturned in a year or two, but remain in effect during that time. Then writing another batch.
The Special Master regulation came into effect because of equally intransigent politicians defending segregation, who spent their time crafting endless new laws to defy desegregation.
Don’t be so optimistic. Look at Maryland. It has a concealed weapons law, but just try to get a permit.
They can pass a restrictive may issue law that would be similar to New York and California’s. I wouldn’t be so quick to declare victory.
With such a law, I expect the ban on guns to be maintained in urban Chicago but rural downstate county sheriffs will have more discretion in issuing CCW permits.