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SHAPIRO: Lifting the right to carry firearms


The Sept. 12 state decision, in Aguilar v. Illinois, echoes a 2012 ruling already handed down by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Moore v. Madigan, which reaffirms that the right to bear arms means a person can carry a firearm in public for self-defense.

The ruling is significant because although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in both Heller v. District of Columbia in 2008 and in Chicago v. McDonald in 2010 that there was a guaranteed right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, gun-control advocates have tried to limit that right to one’s home.

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