hainehsv1SPRINGFIELD, IL – An unsuccessful motion by Illinois’s Attorney General’s office does little to change the status of concealed carry laws in Illinois.

A 6-4 decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to reconsider its December ruling that the State’s current ban on carrying firearms outside the home is unconstitutional.

This decision reaffirms a 7th Court three judge panel’s finding that Illinois’s concealed carry ban is unconstitutional. The State was given a 180 day deadline to pass a right-to-carry law; the deadline expires June 9.

“This ruling is another step towards Illinois becoming a concealed carry state,” Senator Bill Haine (D–Alton) said. “I am committed to allowing law-abiding citizens to defend themselves from criminal acts of violence.”

If the June 9 deadline passes without a concealed carry law citizens with valid FOID cards would be free to carry firearms outside of their homes with very few limitations.

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