But one of those is no longer true. Tuesday, a federal appeals court said the state cannot maintain its flat ban on concealed-carry -- a policy that makes it unique among the 50 states. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have and use a gun for self-protection. Extending the logic of that decision, the appeals court...
I would not hold someone having a past felony conviction from owning a firearm. That is the 1968 Gun Control Act that did it. Most of the mass shootings as of late have been done by someone without a prior conviction. If someone has a past conviction and all time has been served including parole the debt is paid. If they cannot be trusted to have a firearm they should not be trusted to be out of jail.
There are certain constants to life in Illinois. Abraham Lincoln has always been revered. The Cubs always find a way to lose. Lake Michigan never goes dry. Letting citizens carrying concealed firearms is out of the question.
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