handguns http://northernpublicradio.org en Appeals Court Rejects Illinois Concealed-Carry Ban http://northernpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-rejects-illinois-concealed-carry-ban <p>A three-judge panel of the 7th District U.S. Court of Appeals today rejected the Illinois ban on carrying concealed weapons.</p><p>Combining appeals from federal district courts in central and southern Illinois, the 2-1 decision declares that the state failed to provide "more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety."</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:23:21 +0000 WNIJ 22578 at http://northernpublicradio.org