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Guns In Illinois
1:23 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Appeals Court Rejects Illinois Concealed-Carry Ban

A three-judge panel of the 7th District U.S. Court of Appeals today rejected the Illinois ban on carrying concealed weapons.

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."

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