Most Active Stories
- Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30th
- Murray High School Assistant Charged with Rape
- Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges
- Mid-Continent University Appoints Tom Walden as New Acting President
- TN Police Officer: Open Carry Gun Bill Hurts All of Us
Thu December 13, 2012
Chicago Aldermen Fight Concealed Carry Ruling
City officials throughout Illinois are urging the state to appeal a court decision that would throw out Illinois' ban on concealed carry weapons. A federal appeals court ruled earlier this week the state’s ban is unconstitutional. The court gave lawmakers 180 days to come up with a law legalizing concealed weapons.
Critics of the decision say they’re worried lifting the ban could lead to more gun violence, and caution any new laws or ordinances could lead to lengthy and expensive legal fights. Supporters of gun rights say concealed carry laws allow ordinary citizens to better protect themselves. Any decision to appeal lies in the hands of State Attorney General Lisa Madigan.