Federal court strikes Illinois ban on...

Federal court strikes Illinois ban on concealed carry

There are 53 comments on the WLS-AM Chicago story from Dec 11, 2012, titled Federal court strikes Illinois ban on concealed carry. In it, WLS-AM Chicago reports that:

A federal appeals court has struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois - the only state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal.

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Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#1 Dec 11, 2012
People are sick of crime and do not support these gun grabbing laws like in Illinois.
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#2 Dec 11, 2012
"The right to bare arms shall not be infringed..."So says the second amendment.This allows us to carry "the great equalizer"-a gun.That makes you capable of defending your life,property and family even though you a not a big strong guy like superman.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#3 Dec 11, 2012
May as well allow citizens to carry concealed weapons.

Lord knows the gang bangers do!!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#4 Dec 11, 2012
You just GOTTA know that Obama and Co. are sh1tting their collective drawers over this.... Looks like the 7th Fed Appeals court has some sensible Jurists,certainly more than the 9th. We need more Judges like those on the 7th.
makes sense

Pawcatuck, CT

#5 Dec 11, 2012
finally! There are very few incidents of "problems" with concealed carry. There are thousands of instances where robbery and assault are either stopped or averted by lawful "carriers".

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Why do you have to conceal carry?

It's WAY more effective to open carry. That way the criminals know not to f- with you from the start and will find an easier unarmed target.

I always thought is seemed kinda cowardly to have to conceal carry. Be a man and open carry.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#7 Dec 11, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Why do you have to conceal carry?
It's WAY more effective to open carry. That way the criminals know not to f- with you from the start and will find an easier unarmed target.
I always thought is seemed kinda cowardly to have to conceal carry. Be a man and open carry.
More fking stipulations on our gun rights ?

How should women carry ?

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#8 Dec 11, 2012
Good decision by Federal Appeals Court. I had just about stopped going to Illinois because of its gun laws.
Tray

Pontotoc, MS

#9 Dec 11, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Why do you have to conceal carry?
It's WAY more effective to open carry. That way the criminals know not to f- with you from the start and will find an easier unarmed target.
I always thought is seemed kinda cowardly to have to conceal carry. Be a man and open carry.
I prefer open carry. Open gives me more room to carry the sidearm of my choice. Concealed means it has to fit under clothing which is difficult in the summer. I carry concealed because the sheep get nervous around inanimate pieces of metal.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Dec 11, 2012
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>More fking stipulations on our gun rights ?
How should women carry ?
They should openly carry just like everyone else.

Why hide the fact you have a gun? Do you really think a criminal is going to target you for a crime if they can see from a block away that you're carrying a gun? Of course not. They'll assume you know how to use it and will go find an easier target.

Why do you want to hide your gun? What are you ashamed of?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Dec 11, 2012
Tray wrote:
<quoted text>I prefer open carry. Open gives me more room to carry the sidearm of my choice. Concealed means it has to fit under clothing which is difficult in the summer. I carry concealed because the sheep get nervous around inanimate pieces of metal.
I'd much prefer the sheeple be nervous around me; they're much less likely to see me as a potential target/victim that way.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#12 Dec 11, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Why do you have to conceal carry?
It's WAY more effective to open carry. That way the criminals know not to f- with you from the start and will find an easier unarmed target.
I always thought is seemed kinda cowardly to have to conceal carry. Be a man and open carry.
We had a bunch of guys open carry in San Franscisco but the Mayor said they have to cover up.
Dr Freud

Switzerland

#13 Dec 11, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>We had a bunch of guys open carry in San Franscisco but the Mayor said they have to cover up.
That's because they were walking around cocked & chambered. ;)
activist

Huntsville, AL

#14 Dec 11, 2012
judges legislating from the bench.
at least

Huntsville, AL

#15 Dec 11, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>That's because they were walking around cocked & chambered. ;)
you caught on to what this handgun fetish is really about.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#16 Dec 11, 2012
at least wrote:
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you caught on to what this handgun fetish is really about.
The NRA spends many millions to hush this up.
Guess

Huntsville, AL

#17 Dec 11, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I'd much prefer the sheeple be nervous around me; they're much less likely to see me as a potential target/victim that way.
it makes you feel like a real man to be threatening to others. Thanks for taking away our freedom to live our lives without worrying about yet another nut with gun.
Dr Freud

Sandefjord, Norway

#18 Dec 11, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Why do you have to conceal carry?
It's WAY more effective to open carry. That way the criminals know not to f- with you from the start and will find an easier unarmed target.
I always thought is seemed kinda cowardly to have to conceal carry. Be a man and open carry.
Your remarks are beyond the pale ludicrous!
If a violent criminal may rush you, and remove your gun before you have the chance to react, then where's you protection?
If the violent thug can't figure whether you're carrying, then he's left to guess at whether he'll be successful at any attempt at all.
If a violent thug KNOWS you're armed by dint of seeing the gun, then he has the element of surprise on his side, because may then plan for your movements.
But if he can't tell whether you're armed, then he must calculate other factors which will very likely cause him to choose another less possibly dangerous target.
Violent criminals are, by their very nature, COWARDS: They seek prey which are the least likely to offer much resistance.
So, you're not a VIOLENT CRIMINAL, are you? You begin to sound like one.
Dr Freud

Sandefjord, Norway

#20 Dec 11, 2012
at least wrote:
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you caught on to what this handgun fetish is really about.
Said the EFFING sock puppet!
How many more names will you resort to using?
What

Huntsville, AL

#21 Dec 11, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
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Your remarks are beyond the pale ludicrous!
If a violent criminal may rush you,
bizarre, paranoid people you are!

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