Friday, February 22, 2013

IL En Banc Denied. Concealed Carry Soon.

The IL 7th Circuit Court has denied the petition to rehear the Concealed Carry cases.  Even the opposing judges recognize (unlike the Chicago lawyers) that CCW needs to be established.   UPDATE: Link updated
Second, despite my disagreement with the panel majority,
it’s important to keep in mind what the panel
did not decide. The panel majority opinion is now the law of the circuit, and Illinois has 180 days to decide
how to amend its laws.
What's really pathetic are the dissenting judge's excuses not to support CCW.  They use the situation in NYC where cops chasing a gunman shot up the neighborhood.  A Concealed Carry holder would have made it 'worse'.
 We will always need armed police officers, and some
harm will be unavoidable despite their training, skill,
and experience. But consider how much worse the situation
on the crowded streets of New York might have
been if several civilians, without the officers’ training
but carrying firearms lawfully, had tried to help with
their own firearms.
YEah, citizens who actually practice w/ firearms that aren't designed to be nearly unusable like the NYPD's are w/ their 12lb trigger pull.

So this is a step ahead.  We need to keep the pressure on to get a nice, 'clean' bill passed.


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5 comments:

Rob Crawford said...

The same NYPD that, confronted with a single armed man, shot a half dozen other people?

Chas said...

Their hypothetical regarding NYC is daffy. We know from experience that CCW holders don't react that way, so their make believe scenario amounts to conjuring up a self-serving lie.

gunfreezone said...

I wonder how have cops and civilians managed to survive in Florida for a quarter of a century

gunfreezone said...

I wonder how have cops and civilians managed to survive in Florida for a quarter of a century

Michael Pelletier said...

What makes them think they're entitled to outlaw and license concealed carry, anyway? Is the meaning of a simple and straightforward word such as "infringed" so opaque even for these "learned" judges?