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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:34 AM

Ruling leaves Ill. grappling with concealed carry

Source: Associated Press

Ruling leaves Ill. grappling with concealed carry

SARA BURNETT, Associated Press, SARA BURNETT and DON BABWIN, Associated Press | February 22, 2013 | Updated: February 22, 2013 5:08pm

CHICAGO (AP) A federal appeals court on Friday narrowly rejected Illinois' request to reconsider a ruling that found the state's concealed carry weapons ban unconstitutional, leaving lawmakers in the only state that still prohibits concealed carry more certain than ever they must come up with a new law.

The 5-4 ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave state Attorney General Lisa Madigan the option of appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a move that could affect gun laws in other states. It also came on the same day that state lawmakers held a hearing on the issue in Chicago a city that's drawn national attention for its gun violence and rising homicide rate, including last month's death of a 15-year-old honor student a mile from President Barack Obama's home.

Madigan said in a statement she has not yet decided whether to appeal. But she said a dissent written by four of the judges "provided a clear framework to guide the legislature in drafting a new law." Those judges said some restrictions including limits on who may carry and where they may do so could be considered constitutional.

"With the 180-day deadline still in place, it is critical that the legislature continue to work to enact a law that will protect public safety," said Madigan, a Democrat from Chicago.


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Ruling-leaves-Ill-grappling-with-concealed-carry-4300383.php

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Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:06 AM

1. This is something people are going to stubbornly break the law on no matter what anyway

Might as well create a regulated framework for it. There isn't anything you can do to stop people from packing. It's just like marijuana. In another parallel to marijuana certain areas in Illinois downstate have said they're not going to enforce laws against concealed carry, making it a de facto wild west type atmosphere where anyone can pack unlike a regulated one allowing only responsible individuals to do so. This isn't worth a fight. Illinois should just go the way of the other 49 states and regulate something that's already happening everywhere.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:17 PM

2. "There isn't anything you can do to stop people from packing."

So you are promoting the NRA's talking point that ONLY the criminal breaks the law, whereas ALL good gun toting members are 100% law abiding citizens who would NEVER break ANY law.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:23 PM

3. Bugger that for a joke. They can replace the potheads...

 

...in jails.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:31 PM

4. Try telling that to some people

Apparently because I don't believe in prohibitions of any sort I'm a pro-NRA wackjob. Weed should be legal, regulated and taxed. Prostitution should be legal regulated and taxed. Porn should be legal regulated and taxed. What do you think I think of firearms?

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