If and only IF, I am not mistaken.... anyone with any state permit... CAN carry in Illinois now... in the same manner that Illinois citizens with an FOID card can carry.
Empty gun, in a completely covering case (like a fanny pack) with a loaded magazine in a separate case within the larger one. You MUST have your permit with you.
I could be mistaken. this could only apply to transporting through the state...
News flash Chicago announced today then will mount a court challenge to the 7th appeals court ruling. The game is no where near over
I was going to post a direct response, but looks like others have already answered quite clearly. I will just warn you. The court lifted the ban, no law has been created yet. This means that the current law is still in effect until the new law is in place. It would be unwise to carry in Illinois until clearly allowed by Illinois state law.
So are they still going to need a super majority to pass the ccw law? We had a majority vote for it last year but not the super needed to pass it since our Gov. is a crook as well. I haven't heard back from young Jerry ( yes he is a Dem but he is local and for ccw) to get his thoughts on this whole deal. I agree with most that they are going to try and put this so far out if all our reach.....it's a wait and see game now.
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That's the tactic I'm hoping for.
Actually, off the cuff, I hope they block any bill at all, thus reverting to constitutional carry.
Anyone think of any downside to this that I haven't thought of?
It's not over, but this case is way more important than concealed carry in Illinois. After the Heller ruling, I argued with an influential "pro gun rights" lawyer who argued that the Heller ruling said nothing that had any implication on gun possession outside of the home. He was dead wrong. The Heller court "held" that we have an individual right to self defense. The court "held" that the right to self defense includes the use of common guns including hand guns. I don't recall the details, but it's clear from Heller that a rational basis for restricting our rights isn't going to cut it. This Illinois ruling is one of the first of many to come where appellate courts will be handcuffed to the precedence of those holdings in the Heller case. The appellate courts are bound to apply common sense to the Heller ruling that the 2nd amendment isn't limited to the home, and that's what this court did.
This case wasn't limited to concealed carry. There's no indication in this ruling that a heavily restricted concealed carry law in Illinois, by itself, will stand a constitutional test. The ruling ridiculed the anti-gun lobby's argument that gun laws prevent crime. As I recall, the court didn't agree that the government had even met a rational basis to ban all gun possession, and they noted that because of Heller, even a rational basis won't be enough.
We don't need to wait 180 days. Texas already has the restrictive limited conceal carry law on the books, with no unrestricted open carry. The states got away with writing these laws after the Civil War because of the Slaughterhouse cases. After McDonald, and Heller, that rug has been pulled out from under all of these laws and the despicable racist history that have gone with it. These laws are going to fall, one by one. It's just a matter of time, and there's no way we should settle for restrictive limited concealed carry laws that only appease a small small percentage of the citizens in our states.
Original post question. NO. Do not open or conceal carry in Illinois unless you like jail cells. They do not recgonize the rights of other states and their laws.
We just got back from trip to Springfield (the honestly REAL capital of Illinois). My wife is from there originally but now residing with me in WV.
We talked about this to her son, and friends who live there. They don't seem very hopeful. They know that IL has been given 180 days by the US Supreme Court to draft a law concerning Carry Permits. They feel very certain that the heavy-hand of Chicago will make it the most restrictive permit in the universe. They will most likely be a "May Issue" state and you'd better have 50 million good reasons why you need one, or just be Chicago elite.
I hope they craft a law that will allow the common folk to carry conceled, but I firmly doubt it will happen in my lifetime.