Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Concealed Carry

Photo: Hustvedt


Illinois has become the last state in the country to permit concealed carry following a 77-31 vote in the state house and a 41-17 vote in the state senate, overriding an amendatory veto by the governor while under a federal court deadline.

More surprising it is a "shall issue" law for anyone who has passed a background check, taken 16 hours of gun-safety training, and can fork over the $150 for a five year permit. 

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

This change comes about after the 7th Circuit Court ruled that:

The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment therefore compels us to reverse the decisions in the two cases before us and remand them to their respective district courts for the entry of declarations of unconstitutionality and permanent injunctions.

Nevertheless we order our mandate stayed for 180 days to allow the Illinois legislature to craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment as interpreted in this opinion, on the carrying of guns in public. 

That 180 days would have been up today.

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