Gun Rights Set to Return to Supreme Court
Posted at 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2012
“Going further than the Supreme Court has explicitly gone, a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects a broad public right to carry a ready-to-use gun in public, for self-defense,” SCOTUSblog reports.
“In an unusual gesture, however, the Circuit Court postponed putting its decision into effect for 180 days, to give the Illinois legislature a chance to ‘craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations’ on publicly carrying a gun, so long as new restrictions do not violate the newly declared right. The case could be headed to the Supreme Court, since the ruling appears to conflict with a recent decision by the Second Circuit Court in New York City.”