Federal appellate court rules Illinois gun carry laws unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has struck down a ban on…

A federal appeals court has struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that state lawmakers have 180 days to write a new law that legalizes concealed carry.

The ruling is a victory for gun rights advocates, who argue that the prohibition against concealed weapons violates the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and what they see as Americans’ right to carry guns for self-defense.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office says it is reviewing the ruling and would comment Tuesday.

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