Second, despite my disagreement with the panel majority,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'.
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.
We will always need armed police officers, and someYEah, citizens who actually practice w/ firearms that aren't designed to be nearly unusable like the NYPD's are w/ their 12lb trigger pull.
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.
So this is a step ahead. We need to keep the pressure on to get a nice, 'clean' bill passed.