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Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Gun Law

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

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    In Illinois v. Aguilar, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the case of Alberto Aguilar, who was engaged in criminal conduct when he was arrested, and also had a firearm on him in violation of Illinois law. He was convicted of carrying a firearm when he was not in his own home or business.

    The court noted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, striking down the virtually-absolute ban on owning a gun in Washington, D.C. in 2008 and Chicago in 2010, respectively. Both cases involved law-abiding citizens who wanted to have firearms in their home, and the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment guarantees their right to do so. The Illinois court also noted that in 2012 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held in Moore v. Madigan that the Second Amendment right recognized by the Supreme Court extends beyond the home to carry firearms in public, and that Illinois then-current statutes to the contrary were unconstitutional.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...is-Supreme-Court-Strikes-Down-State-s-Gun-Law
     
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    Hopefully he'll be convicted of the criminal activity...but having lived in that communistic state, praise God they didn't get stupid and uphold the weapons charge....
     
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