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Court ruling on Ill. gun ban sets stage for fight

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Court ruling on Ill. gun ban sets stage for fight

A federal court ruling tossing out Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons might end the last such gun prohibition in the country, but not without a fight.

The question is whether the battle will be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has been silent on the issue of concealed weapons, or a legislative confrontation over the court’s order that Illinois adopt a law allowing concealed carry with “reasonable limitations” as in other states.

Gun control advocates urged Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to quickly appeal the ruling Tuesday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Illinois’ ban is unconstitutional. Madigan’s office said she is studying the issue. But the ban’s defenders said they were more certain of fireworks over a second part of the ruling — an order for the Illinois Legislature to come up with a law legalizing the concealed carry of weapons within 180 days.

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  • $336547

    Illinois is a dictatorship when it comes to allowing law abiding citizens have gun ownership. Nothing they do to hurt the rights of Americans owning guns as afforded by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution surprises me. If they had their way only criminals and a dictatorial police force would own guns.

  • greyghost69

    I have had my fill of Springfield and Chitcago. There were 430 muderes in Chitcago this year. If you give the people a way to defend themselves that number drops. Everywhere there is conceal-carry, violence has dropped. You Democrat gun owners have to get behind this or it will be in the courts forever.

    • Pilgrim

      I’m a down-stater and I couldn’t agree more. I propose a North Illinois and a South Illinois. just like other states like N.& S. Dakota, N.&S. Carolina. Anything North of Springfield ( or so ) could be N. Illinois. OR….make Cook county and 100 mile radius N. Illinois. :~)

      • greyghost69

        I agree, but FYI I’ll be moving south to your part of the new state. Just look for the guy with the guns that cannot spell “murder.” 🙂 I am looking forward to Turkey hunting with you Pilgrim!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OOKK3KBK7M2DX5OKOV7ODZ3QTA Jay

        Hey! I live in Chana, which is in that radius. Everybody has a gun here! But don’t worry, I’m moving to Iowa. IL is a disaster on many more levels than just gun control.

  • e111w

    Well, don’t you know that fat Jason (Whitlock) says our NRA is shipping guns into Shitago by the carload to assist the brothers in their effort to kill themselves off. Can’t believe that joker can find employment. The KC Star is rid of him – finally!

  • mike88

    Lisa Madigan should study herself righ5 out of office. She does not represent the people of Illinois, she represents the Democratic Party only.

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