Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Gun Park Law

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The Illinois Supreme Court decided to offer a longer leash to the “citizens” when it ruled that a state law banning firearms within 1,000 feet of a public park could not stand.  Thank you for your benevolence, black-robed lords.

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Gun Rights Advocates Score Victory With Latest Illinois Supreme Court Ruling

The Illinois Supreme Court rejected a state ban on possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a public park Thursday and said parks do not fall under the scope of “sensitive places,” Reason reports.

The state argued possessing a firearm near public parks should be illegal under the District of Columbia v. Heller Supreme Court decision. Heller established certain areas as gun free zones and the state believed parks should be included in that category. The Illinois Supreme court disagreed and struck down the ban.

The court said the ban would limit self-defense and failed to take law abiding citizens into account.

 

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