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NRA’s Second Amendment Victory Upheld by Federal Court
Ammo Land ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff

Posted on 02/25/2013 8:55:17 AM PST by EXCH54FE

San Diego, CA --( Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declined the State of Illinois’ petition to rehear en banc the Court’s December 11, 2012 decision striking down as unconstitutional Illinois’ total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside one’s home or business.

Stay tuned to for further analysis on analysis of the order’s potential ramifications, but you can read the order yourself here.

The case is Shepard v. Madigan, and involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in both Utah and Florida, but prohibited from doing so under Illinois law. After Ms. Shepard and an 83-year-old co-worker were viciously attacked in the church where they worked, and beaten by a six-foot-three-inch, 245 pound man with a violent past and a criminal record, she brought suit challenging the Illinois law that prevented her from having a firearm on her that day. The National Rifle Association is funding this case, with the Illinois State Rifle and Pistol Association as a co-plaintiff. The National Rifle Association is funding Shepard, with the Illinois State Rifle and Pistol Association as a co-plaintiff. A sister case, sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation, Moore v. Madigan, was also decided in the same opinion.

Today’s ruling means that the original decision – in which the author Judge Posner stated “One doesn’t have to be a historian to realize that a right to keep and bear arms for personal self- defense in the eighteenth century could not rationally have been limited to the home. – will stand, at least for now.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; calgunlawscom; concealedcarrylaws; guncontrol; illinois; nra; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/25/2013 8:55:28 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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Crossing my fingers hoping against hope that the Federal Courts in the 9th District will also recognize the rights of the citizens in the West.

2 posted on 02/25/2013 9:09:23 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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I lived in Illinois for far longer than I wanted to. The state said I needed to have a Firearms Owner ID. I got the card. The state said I couldn’t carry a gun to protect myself...I broke company with the state on that point. My life and the lives of my family were far more important than adherence to a state decree...which was not in accord with higher authority. It made me a criminal in the eyes of the what?

3 posted on 02/25/2013 9:17:55 AM PST by ChoobacKY
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To: ChoobacKY

> “so what?” <<

I pray you’ll never find out!

4 posted on 02/25/2013 9:24:41 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

I will not. We left Illinois and moved to Kentucky. Here in the Commonwealth we can legally carry the instruments to defend ourselves.

5 posted on 02/25/2013 4:19:48 PM PST by ChoobacKY
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