Via John E. at Ace
Personally, I think every state should have “Constitutional Carry”, but that’s just me.
In December of last year, a federal appeals court struck down a law that forbid citizens in Illinois from carrying a firearm. Check out this gif to get an idea of the evolution of concealed carry laws in the United States. Illinois is currently the only “no issue” state in the union.
So, what does this mean? Well, if the legislature doesn’t move quickly to enact some type of concealed carry law, the state will default to “Constitutional carry” on June 10, 2013. Republicans are taking the position that if they don’t get exactly what they want (some form of “shall issue”), then they’re content to let the deadline pass. Democrats looking for some new restrictive gun control law don’t have a leg to stand on.
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