Today an United States Apellate Court struck down the illinois ban on carrying guns as UnConstitutional!
Illnois has a long history of blatently violating the Constitution of the United States, especially when it comes to the second amemdment.
this is yet another victory for the 2nd amendment in recent years. After the Supreme court ruled DC outright gun ban was unconstitutional, Chicago was still unconvinced so in 2010 the SCOTUS ruled again the the hand gun ban was unconstitutional.
it is well know that illinois, and in particular Chicago has massive amounts of crime, murder, etc, and extremely restrictive gun laws.
So its nice that law abiding citizens will finally be able to defend themselves from criminals.
Unfortunately, as is the chicago way, their felons... er im mean politicians, will still do what ever the possibly can to keep the citizens from defending themselves from crime. they will likely fall in line with states like California, New York, New Jersey, etc that make it damn near impossible to obtain a conceal carry permit. though hopefully more court cases will strike down laws like that, and hopefully people understand what "shall not be infringed" means.
case in point:
Chicago Representative Currie said: "“If we need to change the law, let us at least craft a law that is very severely constrained and narrowly tailored so that we don’t invite guns out of control on each of our city’s streets,” Currie said. “I don’t want people out of control wandering the streets with guns that are out of control.”" My God! Does she not have any inkling of the idea that they are NOW ALREADY out of control?!?!?! Where is her head? (never mind - I KNOW where it is!"
from the chicago tribune:
"We are disinclined to engage in another round of historical analysis to determine whether eighteenth-century America understood the Second
"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. "