Laws and Loopholes

Federal judge finds that an Illinois state law banning the concealed carry of firearms in the Cook County Forest Preserve District is unconstitutionally broad.


U.S. District Judge Robert Dow found a section of the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act violated the Second Amendment by forbidding people with concealed carry licenses from carrying guns in the Cook County forest preserve. However, Judge Dow stayed enforcement of his order for six months, allowing state law makers the opportunity to amend the law to make it constitutional. Read More