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Open Carry backed by liberal 9th Circuit panel could stir things up in Illinois




SAN FRANCISCO – It takes a considerable amount of money to not only buy handguns in Illinois, but those that want to exercise their Second Amendment rights in the Democrat-controlled state must jump through numerous bureaucratic hoops, obtain state approval in the form of FOID cards, conceal & carry licenses, training and now those wanting to defend themselves must wait 72 hours to legally buy guns.

Everyone knows that criminals adhere to none of those laws – and they energetically exercise their Second Amendment rights until the law catches up with them.

But despite all that, Illinois is not an "open carry" state – it's barely a "conceal carry" state. 

That may be changing, if a ruling in the liberal 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals stands. From the ABA Journal: 

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a 2-1 decision that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun for self-defense outside of the home.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of a Hawaii man, George Young, who was twice denied a license to carry a handgun, report Reuters and a series of tweets by South Texas College of Law professor Josh Blackman. The case is Young v. Hawaii.

In an opinion by Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, the 9th Circuit majority said the Second Amendment’s right to bear as well as keep arms “implies some level of public carry in case of confrontation.”

“In sum, we reject a cramped reading of the Second Amendment that renders to ‘keep’ and to ‘bear’ unequal guarantees.” O’Scannlain said.


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  1. The commiecrats in Illinois state govt are trying to tax and regulate our individual right to keep & bear arms out of existence.
    The tyrannical state of Illinois already unlawfully applies a sales tax to guns & ammo purchases as well as some cities and counties. The infringement sales tax in some Illinois counties as high as 11%. Even though SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS – “Subject ONLY to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. – (Source: Illinois Constitution). The definition of “only” is “nothing more”, yet the dictatorial general assembly infringes our right by applying a sales tax to guns & ammo purchases. The power to tax and regulate our constitutionally protected right is the power to destroy that right…. Our democrat controlled state legislature deserves our hatred and absolutely not our respect. We are being ruled organized haters of representative govt.
    While this ruling by the 9th is welcomed, I don’t think we’ll see open carry in Illinois.

  2. So, you are telling us that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in SanFran, the court which has repeatedly supported crackpot LEFTIST causes, actually found IN FAVOR of the Second Amendment?
    Hard to believe.