Rep. Morthland Statement on Conceal-Carry Circuit Court Ruling Print
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Written by Rep. Rich Morthland   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:49

Moline, IL…State Representative Rich Morthland (R-Cordova), a co-sponsor of Illinois’ Concealed Carry Bill (HB 148), released the following statement following the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ordering the State of Illinois to provide a framework for a conceal-carry law:

“The time for Illinois to end its shame as the only State in the Nation where the right to lawful self-protection in public is overdue and yesterday's court ruling on concealed carry in Illinois proves it.”

“Today, I urge my colleagues in the House and the new incoming legislators to pass comprehensive conceal-carry legislation. With this legislation, we need to both ensure compliance with the Federal courts mandate while providing a framework that fully supports our guaranteed constitutional rights.”

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