Illinois' conceal carry ban is unconstitutional, according to a U.S. Appeals court, which struck the ban down Tuesday morning. The court gives lawmakers about six months to draw up a law allowing people to carry guns outside of their homes. It's about time, says Alton State Senator Bill Haine.
Illinois is the only state in the nation that doesn't allow some form of concealed carry. Haine says the opposition by Chicago lawmakers is off the mark, saying this is a law-enforcement problem that should be taken care of by Chicago police, prosecutors, and judges. He hopes to pass a law in the lame-duck session, which begins January 2.