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IL may be forced to accept carrying of weapons

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by WarCry, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Busy week in the state of Illinois for gun owners....

    Things kicked off with a Federal court ruling in Ezell v. Chicago, stating that Chicago WAY overstepped their bounds in the new law that said you HAD to have range training, but couldn't have a range in Chicago.

    Building on the 7th Circuit in the above case saying that any violations on the 2nd Amendment rights cause irreparable damage, the Second Amendment Foundation on Thursday filed for a preliminary injunction in the US Court for the Central District in IL that, if approved, would bar IL LEO from enforcing the band on carrying weapons by any legal, FOID-holding member of the public. Open, Concealed, training, none, it doesn't matter.

    NRA thought this sounded like a good idea, so today (Friday), in the US Court for the SOUTHERN District of IL, they also filed a request for injunction asking for the same thing.

    Rep Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, told his colleagues in the IL House if they didn't pass CCW law - one burdened with limits and restrictions already - then it would be decided in the courts, and the courts wouldn't offer to negotiate the details like he had.

    Seems Mr. Phelps is a pretty smart guy....
  2. bowbender7

    bowbender7 Silly

    Nov 15, 2010
    S.W. MO
    IL needs an overhaul. I left there and I'm a good bullet buying, tax paying citizen.

    Take that Land of Lincoln! :tongueout:

  3. hddave

    hddave i want more!

    Jun 18, 2011
    Southern Ohio
    I'm still trying to get the hell out of here!
  4. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

    Nov 7, 2001
    If I had my way, Chicago city hall would be hit with RICO violations.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  5. Paul7


    Dec 16, 2004
    East of Eden
    Do it, I'm very glad I left. I grew up just north of you in Wheaton. If you can't defend yourself, you're not really a free person.
  6. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    I brought my 4" folding knife (which is legal in Florida) and can't carry it, because the law here in IL says 3" max.

    I've been in WI most of the time, but am spending the day in IL. What a stupid state. In WI I can carry my knife (except in Milwaukee, where the 3" limit applies.)

    Stupid, stupid, nannies.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  7. I grew up in Naperville and got out as well...
  8. DOrth


    Jun 22, 2011
    I let my money speak for me (and let the local chamber of commerce know why I do not travel to their area to spend my money). What a bunch of dim wits, do they really think that a knife with a 3" blade is any less "dangerous" or less of a threat than a 4" blade?

    Given the OP's info, I'd say the people of Illinois would be better off if the dim wits in the legislature didn't pass anything, sounds like they'd soon have some of the most lenient carry laws in the US. If I'm missing something, someone tell me.

    PS: Do the police up there actually stop anybody they see with a folding knife clipped in their pocket and measure the blade length? Sounds like one of those laws they enforce when they have another reason to have contact with somebody who they believe is up to no good, but can't prove it.
  9. The New Mayor, Old Rahm Boy will surely help.

    His new Chicago motto, "TRUST ME".
  10. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    May 23, 2010
    They could always make it like NJ. A may issue state, then just refuse to issue to anyone unless you well connected politically.
  11. BobbyT


    Jul 27, 2008
    No need for that--they've already exempted themselves. The only non-cops who can carry in IL are Da Mare, the city aldermen (about 1/3 of whom end up jailed for felonies, historically), and other Chicago Machine politicians.

    Some are more equal than others.
  12. Billua

    Billua Lake Mead Explr

    Sep 30, 2009
    Las Vegas, NV
    I grew up north of Rockford, attended college at SIU-C, then got the hell out...

    NV is much more gun friendly :)
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  13. Tebow


    May 13, 2011
    I live right in northwest indiana, basically 10 mins from illinois. Whenever I'm there I always have a spyderco on me. I've been going in & out of Illinois for the past 6 years and I've never been stopped or asked.

    I hope they allow CC, because I feel naked going there without my handgun.
  14. Pretty close. If they issue the injunction(s), it will basically mean all you need to carry (as an IL citizen) would be a FOID card. While some folks are bent outta shape over the FOID, it's $1 freakin' dollar a year, and that's what the state uses to pay for running the background checks to make sure you're not a crazy person.

    I can't really answer - and I'd wager neither can anyone else at this point - what affect this would have on out-of-staters.