Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Concealed carry legal nationwide? Soon.

You'll Now Be Able to Cary a Gun in Every State: Chicago Sun-Times: "In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois' Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry. 'The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013,' said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. In a split opinion, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling in two cases downstate that upheld the state's longstanding prohibition against carrying concealed weapons. Illinois is the only state with an outright prohibition on concealed carry." (Slate)

America is on the way to becoming an armed camp. Christ.


Ken Martin said...

You're right to lament this trend toward legalizing concealed weapons, George.

"It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen." -- W.H. Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. "The Guilty Vicarage," in Harper's (New York, May 1948)' repr. in The Dyer's Hand, pt. 3, 1962).

Tim O'Keefe said...

Oh shit. That makes perfect sense. Especially given all of the crazy gun violence lately.

I know, let's not have a minimum age to carry either. After all, 12-year-olds have 2nd amendment rights too.

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