Illinois Must Allow Citizens To Carry Guns. Illinois Responds With Proposals To Ban Guns.

So we first heard that a court agreed with the U.S. Constitution and informed Illinois that it could not prohibit law abiding citizens from carrying a firearm.

The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.

In a 2-1 decision that is a major victory for the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state’s ban on carrying a weapon in public is unconstitutional.

This was great news for the Constitution, for the rights of the American people, and for law-abiding residents of Illinois. We all know that Chicago, possibly one of the most violent cities in the nation, has extremely strict gun control laws. The problem, of course, is the laws only keep law-abiding citizens from being able to protect themselves. The laws do nothing to keep criminals from illegally obtaining firearms.

As it turns out, the state legislature in Illinois feels it would like to follow the Chicago model state wide. Democrats are now pushing two bills to ban 75% of handguns and 50% of long guns.

Illinois Senate Democrats advanced legislation late Wednesday to restrict semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, pressing forward with new gun control measures in the waning days of the session over the objections of firearms groups. 

Amid the developments, the Illinois State Rifle Association issued an “urgent alert” to its members warning them that Democratic legislators were trying to push through last-minute anti-gun legislation.

“There would be no exemptions and no grandfathering,” the group stated in its alert. “You would have a very short window to turn in your guns to the state police and avoid prosecution.”

I don’t quite understand the open disdain for self-protection via a firearm. Especially when the Chicago model clearly shows such a violation of the Constitution makes matters worse.

Author: Eric Odom

Eric Odom is a tea party activist and self-described libertarian-minded political analyst. Eric is the Managing Director of the Liberty News Network and works as political advisor for Patriot Super PAC. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericjodom & on Facebook @Eric Odom

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  • Thank you!!! <3

  • getg her out of house

  • They are breaking the law! Constitutional law of the land! they violate citizens constitutional rights! with a gun ban! they should go to jail!

  • Fascists to the core

  • unreal, eject them for the union

  • They sound like they are afraid that decent citizens might actually defend themselves and therefore they are a threat to the gangland way of life. Corruption seems to thrive and multiply in Illinois.

  • They want to start a civil war

  • Illinois is so retarded !!!!

  • I wonder what part of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution the Illinois Legislature doesn’t quiet understand?

  • Can you Obama and another Executive order! That Sons a Bitch will be all over that! Him and the Criminal Eric Holder!

  • Illinois sheeples

  • Until they(politicians) can stop breaking the law, they should not be allowed to write laws. At some point every living person in this country will be breaking some kind of law they don’t even know about and we will be a country of criminals. I think they have intent for this.

  • Why does this not surprise me? Especially since it is one of the places Obama is supposedly from. Go on and fire the first shot you idiots in the Illinois government. You will reap it!

  • Well good luck trying to confiscate guns. Way to get your police buddies shot. Too bad I live in this communist state…

  • Open carry is our 2nd amendment rights, and it shall not be infringed!!!

  • It has been said before and will be said again. Gun Control is not about guns, it’s about control.

  • If you live in the state of Illinois move out , if you are a gun manufacturer in that state move your business out.

  • @george you can’t even imagine how much it sucks to be a minor with no where to go living here

  • and the people will still carry then anyay’s so the court is right,the ctate is wrong and there’s reall nothing they cn do abou it

  • My crystal ball tells me that if Illinosis does not comply with Obama’s wishes there will be a mass shooting there by some deranged youth to change public opinion.

  • More proof that government in IL are all total MORONS. Especially the one in the White House. Well people, they cannot put the entire State into Jail. Make them take the guns by force and a fight. It’s time to lock and load and defend ourselves from tyrants. Get ready for a civil war.

  • Mark Woodworth

    If Illinois passes this law, my wife and I are moving to Iowa and taking our high income and high property taxes with us. Screw these socialists!

  • Civil Disobedience is beginning to look very good.

  • The liberals don’t care about the law! They are only interested in their beliefs. They confuse truth with the intensity of their beliefs! If law mattered to them, they would respect the US Constitution and the Second Ammendment! If it makes them feel better about themselves, or validates their world-view, they will stomp on my and your rights, strip us of our freedoms, put us in concentration camps, or gas us! Only thing is –they got to get past one little thing first: that trigger that I’m pulling!

  • I would bounce the phuck up outta that state.

  • Easy to say, but hard to do…I’ve lived in IL my whole life…if I could move, I would…jobs & family make it pretty difficult to do.

  • The Senate committee has two recommendations. One outlaws semi-autos unless registered but limits clips to Ten or less. If semi-autos can no longer be manufactured, why worry about a clip which is only used in a semi-auto?

  • That state already has some of the harshest gun laws that only holds back the people while the animals run wild…

  • Not just a ban. Confiscation. Goodbye 4th Amendment also.

  • Illinois is the most corrupt state behind California, maybe they should ban gangs first, that’s who’s doing all the killing in IL, not the guns.

  • As the clock struck thirteen….

  • No law shall be passed infringing on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms. PERIOD.

  • Illinois is landfill. Give them all guns, and let them decimate themselves. Really, who cares?

  • The only plausible explanation is that the Illinois legislature is so corrupt, that arming citizens would affect their bottom line. Of course the corrupt in power choose to completely disarm the just.

  • And as long as the just sit idly by and do nothing, they will continue to suffer at the hands of tyranny.

  • This proves you can’t fix stupid. And are they this stupid that they think we will go along with banning lever actions and pumps

  • let them outlaw clips…LOL those semi automatics use MAGAZINES. A clip feeds a magazine, a magazine feeds a weapon. Do NOT allow them to redefine items….

  • Agree with Jerry – let’s just give Illinois, along with that basket case California, to someone else to deal with. However, the caveat is they must also take Obama and never allow him to leave the state.

  • Some people may be ok with this in Illinois, but I live in the south. I dream of the day where the headlines would read “Nationwide Gun Banned Approved” OK, good luck with that…..come and get them. 🙂

  • this will not turn out well no matter what happens. This state is a disgrace!

  • I think it’s time for another revolution. Government has gotten way out of control.

  • I hope the residents sue every elected official that voted to commit treason…

  • Chicago has some of the most draconian gun laws in the country (as does Washington DC) & what do they both have in common??? The highest gun crime homicides in the entire U.S. And where do all of the heinous psycho mass gun killings always occur??? Yep. In “Gun Free” zones. This is not rocket science. When law-abiding citizens are unable to defend themselves, the criminals (who by definition don’t obey the law) have a field day. I’d bet the parents of those murdered children in CT wish that SOMEONE on that school’s campus had to a gun to shoot that psycho bastard!

  • Judging by the crime and murder rate, their anti gun laws are working our well for the criminals.

  • Sure you can carry any gun we dont ban. They screwed you again.

  • Lets fine the state, $1million a day to comply and see how long this ban lasts

  • It just goes to show that they want you DISARMED no matter what your rights are. No matter what the law says, no matter what the courts decide. They want citizens disarmed. Disarmed citizens mean power to the government.

  • You got that right, Donnie, but it’s about more than power; it’s about tyranny. Read the review of “Death by Gun Control” on

  • Amazon has removed their summary, but readers do a great job. Disarmament equals genocide, consistently throughout history.

  • Amazon has removed their summary Boycott them

  • It is now up to the citizens to file law suits against the state for a violation of Constitutional Rights.

  • And the IL legislature’s response….. ban all firearms from the state!

  • Is so nice to see our neighbor state acting like they are not controlled by the constitution!! They try to block gun ownership and lose so now they want to respond with a total ban….SHAME on these people, they need to be ousted!!!

  • the 47% who put them in office dosen`t want any guns in your house when they break in

  • “And now you’ve heard the rest of the story,….”! C’mon, Obama came from Ill., do you really think the socialist democrats are gonna do anything different??? When the Constitution says “they are wrong”, it really means they’re gonna do it anyway! If the prez can do it, they can, too!?!

  • Yeah, and how well does that work in Chicago???????????

  • Do left wing Socialists Democrats really want to spark the next Civil War? It is time for people to get serious about which side they are on and move accordingly.

  • Oh, they can carry protection – condoms for everybody!

  • Mitchell

    I enjoy shooting, but do not own a gun. Its simply a choice based on where I live. That choice may change. But, regardless of my decision, I FULLY support the right to bear arms to defend yourself and personal property and to simply enjoy firearms.
    We cannot allow these leftists to restrict our Constitution. Once we start down that hill, there is no end.