Today the 7th Circuit overturned Illinois’ ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave the state Legislature 180 days to draft a law that would allow for state wide conceal and carry.
Judge Posner, in his majority opinion, wrote:”
The Supreme Court has decided that the [Second] amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside. The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense
Read the Majority Opinion here: http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/tmp/NY0NTSHX.pdf