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NRA Will Appeal Decision Denying Right to Carry Outside the HomeLate today, a federal district court in Illinois wrongly ruled that the Second Amendment does not protect a right to protect firearms for self-protection outside the home. The NRA funded this challenge to Illinois’ ban on citizens’ ability to carry firearms legally outside their homes and businesses for self-defense, and will also be supporting an immediate appeal to the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals—and to the Supreme Court if necessary.The decision in the case of Shepard v. Madigan misreads the Supreme Court’s Second Amendment decisions and will continue to deprive law-abiding Illinoisans of the right to protect themselves effectively against crime on the streets. It also conflicts with a growing body of case law elsewhere in the country, where courts have increasingly recognized that the right to bear arms for self-defense doesn’t end at Americans’ front doors.“The NRA’s legal efforts will not end until the right to carry firearms for self-defense is fully recognized throughout our land,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.For more information on this and other critical Second Amendment cases, please sign up for our free Legal Update newsletter at www.nraila.org/legalupdate.
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Very disappointing.

 

Especially this:

IV. CONCLUSION

Accordingly, the Court FINDS that the plaintiffs’ claim that the provisions of the State of

Illinois’ Unlawful Use of a Handgun and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Handgun statutes do not

violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution because the bearing of a

firearm outside the home is not a core right protected by the Second Amendment.

 

How can a judge get it so wrong?

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Very disappointing.

 

Especially this:

IV. CONCLUSION

Accordingly, the Court FINDS that the plaintiffs' claim that the provisions of the State of

Illinois' Unlawful Use of a Handgun and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Handgun statutes do not

violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution because the bearing of a

firearm outside the home is not a core right protected by the Second Amendment.

 

How can a judge get it so wrong?

 

I doubt he has the spine to tell Mrs. Shepard that in person either.

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Very disappointing.

 

Especially this:

IV. CONCLUSION

Accordingly, the Court FINDS that the plaintiffs' claim that the provisions of the State of

Illinois' Unlawful Use of a Handgun and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Handgun statutes do not

violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution because the bearing of a

firearm outside the home is not a core right protected by the Second Amendment.

 

How can a judge get it so wrong?

 

Perhaps the judge is unwilling to rule beyond where there is clear and binding precedent. It will be no doubt be appealed. keep in mind there is some indication that the appeals court one step up from this guy may well have a different opinion (Ezell).

 

 

In any case, it probably would have not been final even if the judge had ruled in our favor as the state would have appealed.

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Now that we are years away, if even then, from a favorable court ruling (appeals take forever), let's get it done in Springfield!

 

I wonder what impact this will have on the handful of no votes "we" have been trying to win over to our side (those who voted no on HB148). I know everyone in this forum, and those lobbying for our cause, was hoping this case would force their hand. While I remain hopeful for a majority vote, I suspect this will be another bump in the road which makes a successful end even more challenging. No one said it would be easy, right? I look forward to hearing Todd's input on this (and others that are qualified to speak to this issue).

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Very disappointing.

 

Especially this:

IV. CONCLUSION

Accordingly, the Court FINDS that the plaintiffs’ claim that the provisions of the State of

Illinois’ Unlawful Use of a Handgun and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Handgun statutes do not

violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution because the bearing of a

firearm outside the home is not a core right protected by the Second Amendment.

 

How can a judge get it so wrong?

 

Is there a typo here? Shouldn't it be, "the Court FINDS that the defendants' claim . . ."

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And this dismissal was from what was to be the "better" of the venues between Shepard and Moore?

 

I guess we know even more what to expect when Moore is ruled on......

 

 

Moore was has a;ready been dismissed. I expected that from that liber judge. It really hurts when a supposed conservative kicks you in the teeth.

Yeah its looking bad for us.

We need to work harder now though :thumbsup: Someday!

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Very disappointing.

 

Especially this:

IV. CONCLUSION

Accordingly, the Court FINDS that the plaintiffs' claim that the provisions of the State of

Illinois' Unlawful Use of a Handgun and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Handgun statutes do not

violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution because the bearing of a

firearm outside the home is not a core right protected by the Second Amendment.

 

How can a judge get it so wrong?

 

Is there a typo here? Shouldn't it be, "the Court FINDS that the defendants' claim . . ."

 

 

The Defendent is Lisa et al, Mary Shepard is the plantiff, is that what you mean?

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This state gets it wrong on so many topics that this is no surprise. Justice in the state of Illinois is illusive, and for many, non-existent. For those who do find justice in this state, it is often costly and lengthy.

 

Those opposed to any CCW in this state will now feel no pressure to allow CCW in any form, and this fight will likely drag on for several more years. They are hoping we will give up, or run out of resources, but they underestimate our resolve and determination. If not for us, we will continue to push for justice for our children and grand-children, along with those we will never know, who will avail themselves of the basic, fundamental right to self defense wherever they go in Illinois. The day will come, but it may be a while now.

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