Skip to comments.Appeals Court Denies Immediate Illinois Conceal-Carry
Posted on 08/07/2013 10:48:53 AM PDT by neverdem
ST. LOUIS (AP) A federal appeals court has refused an urgent request by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the states fledgling concealed-carry law, though the panel has decided to give the matter a speedy review.
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the request last Thursday and said it expects both sides to submit written briefs by Aug. 14 regarding whether the months-long wait to implementing the law is unreasonable and illegal, as critics insist. No oral arguments on the matter had been scheduled as of Monday.
Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association asked the Chicago appellate court to intervene after failing to sway a federal judge in East St. Louis last month to allow immediate concealed carry.
The Illinois Legislature passed the last-in-the-nation concealed-carry law July 9 against Gov. Pat Quinns objections, giving Illinois State Police 180 days to set up the permit process and an additional 90 days to process applications.
Shepard and the rifle group consider that foot-dragging and a daily, irreparable violation of their Second Amendment rights, according to their July 30 filing to the 7th Circuit Court...
(Excerpt) Read more at stlouis.cbslocal.com ...
This is for the street gangs. Now they can rest assure they won’t be fired upon when mugging someone in Chi-Congo.
I applied for my FOID card on April 10. When I called about it yesterday, they said it could be up to two more months before I receive it..
Youngest son just received his. While the ISP cashed the $10 promptly, it took 7 months for the FOID to arrive.
When we moved back from FL, I applied for my new one - 6 years ago. My FOID arrived in less than 2 weeks. Talk about shocked! Never, ever had one, new or renewal, arrive that quickly.
Makeup as of 2010, and who appointed ‘em:
Frank H. Easterbrook - Reagan
Richard Posner - Reagan
Joel Martin Flaum - Reagan
Michael Stephen Kanne - Reagan
Ilana Rovner - G.H.W. Bush
Diane Pamela Wood - Clinton
Ann Claire Williams - Clinton
Diane S. Sykes - G.W. Bush
John Daniel Tinder - G.W. Bush
David F. Hamilton - Obama
They can be contacted at (312) 435-5850.
Sure glad I live in FL.
If the case involved gays or illegals, who wants to bet they would not have ruled the same way?
Sad when self reliance is frowned upon by government.
Me too! Long live the GUN-SHINE state! However, when I retire in five or six years, I expect we'll be moving to western North Carolina. I hope by then the laws on ccw there will have changed to allow me to carry into a movie theatre at least. Or out to dinner in a decent restaurant. Anybody have any comforting news on that front from NC?
There are counties in IL who are already allowing concealed carry:
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