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  •  There is no constitutional right to carry (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    a gun in public.

    •  Wrong (2+ / 0-)
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      Jon Says, notrouble

      Until very recently, Illinois was the only state that absolutely banned carrying a loaded or otherwise accessible firearm in public.  

      In a recent 2-1 majority opinion of the 7th Circuit citing the Heller (2008) and McDonald (2010) Supreme Court decisions, the court struck down this state law as unconstitutional, writing:

      The right to “bear” as distinct from the right to “keep” arms is unlikely to refer to the home. To speak of “bearing” arms within one’s home would at all times have been an awkward usage. A right to bear arms thus implies a right to carry a loaded gun outside the home. …
      Moore vs. Madigan (7th Cir. 2012)

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