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Victory: Illinois Ban on Handgun Carry Struck Down

EnufIsTooMuch Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 1:13 AM
Good news and a long time coming. While I am sure politicians will seek a way around the ruling, the writing is on the wall. SETTLED LAW folks, this is solid with the courts now from the Supreme Court on down.

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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