Although it appears they have started to take small steps, Illinois State Police have an uphill climb if they are to keep from subverting the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
In Shepard vs. Madigan, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Illinois’ blanket ban on civilian carry outside the home to be unconstitutional. The court gave the state until July 9 to change its law.
A fiercely negotiated yet quite restrictive concealed carry law overwhelmingly cleared the General Assembly. It was then was heavily rewritten by Gov. Pat Quinn, but the Legislature easily overrode Quinn’s amendatory veto.
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