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Victory: Illinois Ban on Handgun Carry Struck Down

Dot32 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:34 PM
Amen! They have 6 months (180 days) to figure it out. I am sure they will be in overdrive trying to water this down. Chicago would rather have armed thugs and an unarmed lawful abiding citizenry. Why that is...none of the rational know!

In a victory for the Second Amendment and self defense advocates everywhere, Judge Richard Posner ruled in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Tuesday that the Illinois ban on carrying a firearm outside of the home for self-defense purposes is unconstitutional.

“One doesn’t have to be a historian to realize that a right to keep and bear arms for personal self-defense in the eighteenth century could not rationally have been limited to the home. . . .  Twenty-first century Illinois has no hostile Indians. But a Chicagoan is a good deal more likely to be...

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