December 11, 2012
NRA Victory for Self-Defense and the Second Amendment: Federal Court Strikes
Down Illinois Ban on Carrying Handguns In Public
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled today that Illinois' total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business is unconstitutional. To review the Shepard v. Madigan Seventh
Circuit Court of Appeals decision, click here. The NRA funded Shepard case involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and trained gun owner, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in both Utah and Florida. The National Rifle Association is funding this case. The Illinois State Rifle and Pistol
Association is a co-plaintiff in this case. All of the court filings in this case can be viewed at http://michellawyers.com/shepard-v-madigan/.