Decision Denying Right to Carry Outside the Home

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by 22WRF, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    NRA Will Appeal Decision Denying Right to Carry Outside the Home

    Posted on March 30, 2012

    Fairfax, Va. – Late today, a federal district court in Illinois wrongly ruled that the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry 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.
  2. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    Once in Chicago, always in Chicago. The Machine is alive and well, all the way to the top.

  3. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Yes, The Communist State Of Illinois!
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    And yet, two federal judges decided for the 2A. Both in Mass, IIRC. I see a crisis in law coming. Again.
  5. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Late today, a federal district court in Illinois wrongly ruled that the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry firearms for self-protection outside the home.

    I wonder who's constitution he was reading? Probably the one he wrote!
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    If bozo gets another term and appoints more left wing lunatics to the supreme court, we wont be carrying anywhere.
  7. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Not only will you not be carring, but you probably won't even be able to own a firearm!
  8. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    I really dout that Obummer will get reelected. Too much mess.
  9. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    Remember the Black Panther "Poll Watchers" that intimidated voters in 2008, and were never prosecuted? They will be out in force, anywhere the Machine can't vote the graveyards.
  10. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    What a surprise. This is 100% chicago. To many war zones down there to arm the public. People go to jail there for any form of self defense.
  11. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I was hoping that the NRA was working jointly with the SAF but they both filed in different districts. The NRA filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois while the SAF suit was filed in the Centeral District of Illinois.

    This could be good news too I guess, but the NRA has a track record.
  12. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    100% correct! That's one of his "main" goals for a "start" of things to come.
  13. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    But the criminals will.
  14. whirley

    whirley Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Looking at his voting record while in the Illinois State Legislature, we won't have anything except a good lock to defend ourselves or our families, not even the pirchforks he often refers to.
  15. mintaka

    mintaka New Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Here's something to think about...Illinois is #13 in homocides...5.5 homocides per 100,000 pop.....that's with the strictest laws imaginable...
    Florida now in daily headlines is #15 in homocides with 5.2 per 100,000k....
    Which means there are about 35 states with lower homocide rates than Illinois...

    By the way Loisianna is worst at 11.2 per 100,000
    And Vt. Is #49 with 1.1 per 100k with right to carry concealed with no permit
    FBI figures.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
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