Skip to comments.Illinois | Ban on Guns within 1,000ft of Parks are Unconstitutional
Posted on 02/09/2018 11:33:31 AM PST by marktwain
The Supreme Court of Illinois has ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within a 1,000 feet of a park is obviously unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because it directly implicates the core right of self-defense.
Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the constitutional right to bear arms. The decision in People v. Chairez extends the logic of prior rulings by the same court and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit holding that Second Amendment rights exist outside the home and cannot be categorically restricted without a strong justification.
The decision is a number of pages long, and is well written. For those who do not have the time to read it in its entirety, this paragraph explains the logic of the court. From People v. Chairez at illinoiscourts.gov:
We believe the State defines the core right protected by the second amendment too narrowly. According to this courts holding in Aguilar, neither Heller nor McDonald expressly limited the second amendment protections to the home. Aguilar, 2013 IL 112116, ¶¶ 18-20. To the contrary, both Heller and McDonald at least strongly suggest that the second amendment right to keep and bear arms extends beyond the home. Id.¶ 20. Moreover, the States reliance on Skoienwhich did not involve the core self-defense component of the right to bear armsis misplaced. We find that the 1000-foot firearm restriction at issue more closely resembles the restrictions at issue in Ezell I, Ezell II, Moore, and Aguilar.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
I don’t know about ‘unconstitutional’, but I’ve always said these ‘1000 feet’ exclusion zones are stupid. Even for other stuff like liquor stores cannot be located within 1000 feet of a church or school...................
Ban are, huh?
High level journalism.
The ban are.
I'll bet that there isn't a single place in many cities that isn't within a mile of a school of some description.
Ban, roll-on or spray!
“The ban are.”
And there I though Ebonics was dead!
“The ban are.”
Ever listen to British soccer? For example, “Liverpool are the winners.”
Despite the obvious grammar issue, I don’t put deodorant on guns anyway.
Kudos for linking directly to the decision itself!
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