This week's move by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, asking the 7th Appellate Court to involve all 7 members in looking at its decision to require Illinois to craft concealed-carry legislation has been called a stall tactic by some. State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (pictured) of Jacksonville says there is no need for the courts to reconsider their ruling on concealed carry.
He says giving people the right to carry guns in public is a good deterrent for criminals, and that it's about time the Legislature put a law in place.
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Illinois is the only state in the nation that doesn't have some form of concealed carry on the books, but the courts say that's unconstitutional. It ordered lawmakers to pass a law by June but Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants them to reconsider their ruling. Davidsmeyer was chosen to replace Jim Watson, who announced he was leaving office to return to the private sector shortly after winning reelection last November.