Thursday, February 8, 2018

Illinois Supreme Court ruled on February 1st that barring firearms near public parks is unconstitutional



Illinois Supreme Court ruled on February 1st that barring firearms near public parks is unconstitutional. Those with concealed carry are now able to carry a weapon within 1000 feet of public parks.

“…At issue in this appeal is the constitutionality of section 24-1(a) (4), (c) (1.5) of the unlawful use of a weapon (UUW) statute (720 ILCS 5/24-1(a) (4), (c) (1.5) (West 2012)), which, in pertinent part, prohibits an individual from carrying or possessing a firearm within 1000 feet of a public park…

“[W]e affirm the circuit court’s judgment vacating defendant’s Class 3 felony conviction of UUW in violation of section 24-1(a)(4), (c)(1.5) within 1000 feet of a public park, which we find to be unconstitutional. We vacate the circuit court’s judgment to the extent that it declared portions of section 24-1(a)(4), (c)(1.5) of the UUW statute not at issue in this case unconstitutional…”

For the ruling, click here.



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