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The Future of Conceal and Carry

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Illinois gun advocates cheered last year when the Supreme Court ruled that the state could not ban concealed weapons.

Illinois gun advocates cheered last year when the Supreme Court ruled that the state could not ban concealed weapons.

As of right now, Illinois is the only state in America without a law regulating concealed firearms. Last year, the state tried to ban so-called 'conceal and carry,' but the Supreme Court judged the law unconstitutional, and ruled that Illinois had to pass a law, any law, on concealed firearms within 180 days. With the three months almost up, Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking for more time. Law professor Brannon Denning - once of Southern Illinois University, now at the law school at Samford University in Alabama - explains why a law is necessary. Without one, concealed weapons in Illinois will be totally legal.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Law