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

For more see: Big win for gun-rights groups: Federal appeals court tosses state ban on carrying concealed weapons – Sun-Times Politics.

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