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Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:20 PM
Concealed carry in Illinois is not yet a reality, Chapman - it is best not to count your chickens before they've hatched, wouldn't you agree? The court gave the state 160 days to write a statute, which is alot of time to screw up the works.
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.

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...