Lawmakers in the corner of guns rights advocates in Illinois think the Attorney General’s request for a rehearing on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeal’s conceal carry decision is a stall tactic. While State Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Pecatonica) says it’s within the Attorney General’s right to file the request, he thinks it’s part of a plan to stall any legislation. But Sacia says the process should move faster, not slower.
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In its ruling last month, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals gave the legislature 180 days to pass a bill addressing the state’s conceal carry law. The Attorney General is requesting a review en banc, meaning by all 15 judges on the court.