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Federal Court Strikes Down Illinois’s Concealed-Carry Ban



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The “constitutional right of armed self defense is broader than the right to have a gun in one’s home.” So says a Chicago federal court, which this morning struck down Illinois’s ban on carrying guns in public (America’s last such ban) and granted the state legislature 180 days to draft concealed-carry legislation. The full decision is available here.

UPDATE: Michael James Barton has an analysis of the decision over on Bench Memos.



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