- December 14, 2012
- 3:25 pm
- Deborah Baskin
Court ruling requires Illinois to allow concealed weapons in public
On Tuesday, December 11, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Illinois’ ban on carrying a concealed weapon in public violated the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms. Until Tuesday, Illinois was the only state in the United States that prohibited citizens from carrying a concealed weapon.