by Doug Book, Editor
If Illinois lawmakers cannot pass a concealed carry law acceptable to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by June 9th, the constitutionally prescribed right to keep and bear arms will immediately take effect in the Prairie State. That is, just as codified in the 2nd Amendment, all Illinois gun owners will have the right to bear a weapon, anywhere they wish in the state. (1)
On December 11th of last year, a 3 judge panel from the 7th Circuit ruled Illinois’ near total ban on the carry of firearms unconstitutional. The 47 page decision in Moore v Madigan gave the Illinois legislature 180 days to craft legislation “…consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendment as interpreted in this opinion…” (2)
Last week the Illinois House voted 85-30 in favor of a new concealed carry statute which would institute both a “shall issue” provision and … Continue Reading:Time running out for Illinois’ gun grabbing politicians
by Doug Book
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has told Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for the last time that she MUST honor the Constitution of the United States by doing away with her state’s ban on the concealed carry of firearms.
It was back in December of last year that a 3 judge panel of the Court found the Illinois law banning concealed carry to be unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court has decided that the [2nd] amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside,” wrote 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner, paraphrasing the opinion of S.C. Justice Samuel Alito. Naturally, the scrupulously liberal Madigan then petitioned the entire 10 member court, hoping that the ruling might be overturned. But the full court refused to reconsider the ruling of the panel. (1)
And now the Illinois legislature has about 4 months to rewrite its unconstitutional ban into something … Continue Reading:Its last appeal turned down, Illinois may no longer legally prevent Concealed Carry
by Doug Book, staff writer
Mass killers are celebrated endlessly by a salivating national media unless their murderous exploits are thwarted by Americans with a privately owned pistol and a concealed carry license.
Nothing stirs “journalistic” juices like the mass extinction of helpless victims by a gun wielding assassin. Excited by an inevitable spike in public interest generated by tales of massive blood loss, animated reporters begin the familiar agenda of educating their audience on the dangers inherent in assault weapons, large-capacity magazines and lawmakers intimidated by the NRA.
But let the grisly exploits of a psychopathic shooter be interrupted by an armed, private citizen and media interest suddenly disappears while kudos for the heroic deed are bestowed upon anyone but the courageous gun owner actually responsible! It is a story which will immediately disappear from the pages of every newspaper in the country.
In an Oregon mall, the killer of 2 people committed suicide immediately … Continue Reading:Media celebrates armed killers, ignores armed heroes