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Originally posted by Circumstance
This ruling will have little impact. All Illinois will have to do is go the way California did. Try getting a CC permit in California; ain't gonna happen. Don't think for a minute you will be getting the right to carry in Illinois.
Originally posted by Tripnman
I'll be the first to admit that California does have stricter requirements for CC than some other states, but to say it "ain't gonna happen" is a stretch. According to the GAO as of June 2012 there are 35,000 CCW permit holders in California - I'm one of them. The entire process took less than 45 days start to finish and the only formal reason I needed to provide on the application was a simple one liner - For the protection of myself and my family.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I live in one of the strictest states for gun control, even stricter then Illinois.
Illinois is the only state that does not allow concealed carry. That will all change 180 days from now. On Tuesday, December 12, 2012 a federal court ruled against a ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business in a 2-1 decision. (view ruling below) They declared the right to self-defense is “broader than the right to have a gun in one’s home.”