Thursday, July 07, 2011
Breaking News—Concealed Carry Comes to Illinois!
Chicago, IL—Okay, I told you so! After the U.S. Supreme Court laid down the law in the Heller and McDonald cases I said Illinois would have to pass a CCW permit law or see the ban lifted altogether. The Second Amendment has been applied to state and local governments too. You not only have a right to keep arms but to bear them as well.
Yesterday the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a U.S. District Court Judge and invalidated the Chicago ban on gun ranges. The language in the opinion opened a wide door for the issuance of a Preliminary Injunction Order invalidating the Illinois Concealed weapon ban.
Since despite a solid legislative majority, Governor Pat Quinn’s threatened veto sandbagged the proposed Illinois concealed weapon permit law. The ban was still standing, until now.
Today the Second Amendment Foundation applied for a Preliminary Injunction Order precluding enforcement of the carrying ban. The Judge will have to issue the injunction or get spanked again by the Court of Appeals.
The state has no permit law in place with training requirements and other controls. The rub here is that anyone with an FOID card will be able to carry concealed weapons at least until a permit program is promulgated.
I’d expect a special session of the legislature to quickly enact some kind CCW permit law with to follow perhaps with a training requirement.
This news will put former mayor Richard M. Daley, and others into a massive seizure for sure.
Chicago’s street thugs are in for a rude awakening or maybe commit their last cruel acts on this earth. Watch behavior improve for sure!
Here is a link to the lawsuit by scrolling down to # 13 and #14 you will find the application for the injunction.