Carrying a gun near a park could be punished with up to 5 years in jail.
state of Illinois cannot be said to be a ‘firearm friendly’ state by
any stretch of the imagination. However, in a recent unanimous
the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a state law that seemed designed
to be a “categorical prohibition” for the state to abuse.
The law said, in essence, that carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of
a number of public places was a crime. Using this law, Julio
was arrested and charged in Aurora, Illinois (a Chicago suburb) with a
Class 3 Felony. By appealing his case to the state Supreme Court,
scored a great win for anyone concerned with their Second Amendment
rights in the state of Illinois. [Full]