BREAKING: Illinois Attorney General Tries to Delay CCW Bill Another Month

June 4 2013
by GSL Staff
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Lisa_Madigan_2011Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a request to delay the implementation of Illinois’s recently passed concealed carry law with the court who ordered the state of Illinois to put in place a law allowing citizens to have a legal method of concealed carry by June 24.

The fact that Illinois gave citizens no legal way to carry a firearm for protection outside of their home was found to be unconstitutional by a federal court earlier this year.

Madigan, who was the defendant in both cases that resulted in this decision, is trying to delay the process once again. She claims the governor needs more time to review the bill before he makes a decision on whether to sign it or not.

Personally, I am not a huge fan of the carry bill and its effective exclusion of Chicago, but it is a step in the right direction for one of the most anti gun states in the US.

According to the Chicago Tribune,

Madigan has until June 24 to decide if she will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to overturn the appellate court order requiring Illinois to put in place concealed carry. A spokeswoman said she was still weighing the matter.

This delay may give Madigan time to build a case to appeal to the Supreme Court.

The concealed carry bill passed with an overwhelming bi-partisan vote. The legislature should be able to override the governor’s veto should he decide to take that action.

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