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The fight for conceal carry continues in Illinois.  A judge upheld the state's ban on keeping residents from carrying loaded guns in public but one advocacy group is challenging the ruling.  Dave Workman with the Second Amendment Foundation says Illinoisans shouldn't be treated any differently than others across the nation.

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Workman says it's unthinkable that Illinois citizens are being denied their right to keep and bear arms, especially considering the 2010 U.S Supreme Court ruling in McDonald v. Chicago.  That's when the nation's High Court determined the Second Amendment applies to states and that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms" is protected by the Second Amendment.  In her ruling on Friday, Illinois Judge Sue Myerscough said the U.S Supreme Court has not recognized a right to bear firearms outside the home.

 
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