Skip to comments.30 days to go until Illinois gets unregulated carry!
Posted on 05/13/2013 3:47:33 PM PDT by marktwain
Its not really Constitutional Carry, which four states enjoy and another (Arkansas) will have later this summer, because local home-rule government units can place restrictions (albeit, probably unconstitutional) and may try to make an arrest of an Illinois gun owner carrying concealed or otherwise.
Of course, if they choose to make an arrest based upon a local ordinance that regulates transportation or possession of a firearm thats contrary to the Seventh Circuits Moore decision striking down the Illinois prohibition on carry outside the home as unconstitutional, they will be risking a 1983 lawsuit for damages. Section 1983 suits deal with the violation of civil rights under the color of authority.
Our advice: After June 9th, if we dont have a carry law in Illinois, strap on your heater if youre so inclined. Concealed means concealed. Dont run your mouth about it. Dont play with it over the course of the day. Have some training before you carry and know the rules for justifiable use of deadly force. And for heavens sake: be careful.
Concealed means concealed.
While the Seventh Circuits decision striking down Illinois Unlawful Use of Weapons statute would mean that you could carry a rifle in public, we wouldnt recommend it.
Whats that expression about inviting the man into your life?
Just dont do it.Source
Time is on the side of the freedom fighters, because if they do not pass a law, the law simply expires.
There are many of us here in IL counting the days, my friend.
I’m still inclined to believe Chicago will find a way to thart this or make lives miserable for those who carry.
Anyone know how this would apply when shopping at let’s say, Tuesday Morning. I never do anyways because all they have is crap. But let’s just say hypothetically.
In larger cities and towns they’ll wet their collective blue pantaloons. In smaller ones they’ll roll with it.
That’s kind of what I thought....it’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Following this closely on illinoiscarry and Lisa is working on getting the Moore decision heard by SCOTUS. May or may not work, and she might fold if her daddy can get a bad carry bill through in time, though that is doubtful. In any event, it is possible carry will not be a done deal by the 9th, so I recommend keeping track of the news on this, as opposed to just holstering up on the 9th no matter what.
26 days, 5 hours, 6 minutes
I hope this is like the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889, when some estimated 50,000 people lined up on the border of Oklahoma for a mad dash to claim their piece of the available two million acres of land for homesteading.
But in the other direction, with thousands of people leaving Illinois in the direction of Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan, where just across the border, people selling guns and ammunition are waiting.
Within reason, gun and ammo sales at much higher prices than retail, but it doesn’t matter to people who want a gun and ammo NOW!
The Illinoisans likely have fistfuls of cash, because in Illinois, money is far more available than are guns and ammo.
No background checks. No waiting. Cash on the barrel head and the gun and ammo are yours.
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