"The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside," Judge Richard Posner wrote in the court's majority opinion. "The theoretical and empirical evidence (which overall is inconclusive) is consistent with concluding that a right to carry firearms in public may promote self-defense."
He continued: "Illinois had to provide us with more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety. It has failed to meet this burden."
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Great news! Oppression might be reversing itself!
Today a Federal appellate court ruled that Illinois' complete ban on carrying firearms is unconstitutional, and gave Illinois lawmakers 180 days to pass new laws that don't ban firearms. Expect severe resistance from the Democratic party of Illinois, which has replaced its humanity with an eerie strict adhesion to a non-party stance of being anti-gun.
This victory was provided in part by the Second Amendment Foundation, this is a group that really deserves support, as they fight a majority of the legal battles that are reshaping the stigmatization of guns.