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Old December 13, 2012, 10:57 PM   #288
dsa1115
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What I find interesting about this case is that it could have national consequences. If Lisa Madigan wants to appeal to the US Supreme Court, it could invite justices to expand earlier decisions and in effect limit restrictions on concealed carry in other states besides Illinois. Could the Justices rule that "may issue" laws in states like California, Massachusetts and New York are unconstitutional, and that all states must be shall issue? New York City and Washington DC CCW bans too could be ruled unconstitutional. After all, the Illinois Appellate ruling basically said the CCW ban violates a constitutional right to bear arms "outside the home". If Madigan wants to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court, national gun control advocates better be careful what they wish for, because if the US Supreme Court concurs with the Illinois Appellate Court, ramifications go far beyond Illinois.
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