Prosecutors in Chicago are telling state lawmakers they can essentially ignore a federal court ruling and not legalize concealed carry in Illinois.
The Illinois House on Tuesday held the first of two statewide hearings on how to legally allow people to carry a gun in the state. Illinois is the only state in the nation that bars anyone from carrying a pistol outside their home. In December, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said Illinois must change that.
But Paul Castiglione, policy director for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, told lawmakers there is no need for a new law.
“Only the Illinois Supreme Court can declare a statue from (the legislature) unconstitutional,” Castiglione told lawmakers Tuesday. “I heard (someone) say that after 180 days our UUW (unlawful use of weapon) statute is unconstitutional. Not so.”
While you do have valid points; I will add that the Downstate Dems and theThere is no way they are going to let us go constitutional carry. They won't want to lose out on the revenue that issuing permits will generate.
Of course, the way this state is run he whole thing will be borrowed against or bankrupt within a year.
I agree wait out the anti's; we have the votes let June 8th pass have Constitutional carry and **** them...Well, right now HB 1155 is the bill that is being pushed, since it is Madigans bill. There are I think 43 amendments sofar and growing daily. Latest one ( not yet voted on) says you have to go to a psych doctor and get an evaluation in writing that says you are able to take care of yourself without outside help, and dont have any mental issues. Then that has to be submitted with your application. And that this will also apply to new and renewed FOID applications. The whole thing is a clusterF##k. I say just let the time run out and see what happens. HB1156 is also a shell bill they are holding if they need it.
URGENT ALERT – YOUR ACTION NEEDED
MAGAZINE BAN SET FOR A VOTE ON TUESDAY
House Speaker Michael Madigan and his gun-grabber pals have just reintroduced their magazine ban as Amendment 12 to HB1156.
THIS MAGAZINE BAN WILL BE UP FOR A VOTE ON TUESDAY
If this ban passes, you will have to go down to the police station and register your magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and you will have to sign an oath that you will never sell them to anyone else.
GUESS HOW MANY CRIMINALS WILL BE REQUIRED TO REGISTER THEIR MAGAZINES? THE ANSWER IS ZERO!
Of course, sales of new magazines holding more than 10 rounds would be BANNED.
It’s very important that you make these calls. We realize that you’ve been called upon to act many times so far this year. But your continued support is crucial. Madigan and the gun-grabbers are hoping that you will get tired of defending your rights.
MADIGAN NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF DEFENDING OUR RIGHTS!
HERE IS WHAT YOU MUST DO TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
1. Call your state representative and politely tell them you are a law-abiding gun owner who objects to magazine bans. Politely advise them to vote NO on Amendment 12 – the magazine ban. If you do not know who your state representative is, then the Illinois State Board of Elections has a new interactive search page here:
If you know who your representative is, you can find their contact info here:
2. Post this alert to any and all Internet Bulletin Boards or blogs to which you subscribe.
3. Pass this alert on to your friends and family and ask them to call their legislators as well.