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Illinois Ban on Concealed Carry Struck Down
Quote:The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today 2-1 that the Illinois’ ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional. At this time, Illinois is the ONLY state in the United States that does not allow concealed carry.

We are disinclined to engage in another round of historical analysis to determine whether eighteenth-century America understood the Second Amendment to include a right to bear guns outside the home.

The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside.

The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense.

Illinois had to provide us with more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety. It has failed to meet this burden.

- U.S Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, emphasis added

You can read more on this decision here, but I must say, this is fantastic news. Both for the citizens of Illinois, and to anyone who has ever traveled there.

If you live in Illinois, it’s probably not a good idea (from a legality standpoint anyways) to start carrying just yet, because according to reports, the judges gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place. I expect it to be a May Issue state similar to California and New York.
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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