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White v. Illinois State Police

04.30.21

Defending Illinois’s concealed-carry permitting system.

Court: Seventh Circuit

Issue At Stake: Public Carry

Summary: Everytown filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, urging the court to affirm the district court’s decision upholding Illinois’s concealed-carry permitting regime. Illinois’s permitting laws prohibit applicants who present a danger to themselves or others, or who pose a threat to public safety, from obtaining concealed-carry licenses. Everytown’s brief details the long history of local officials evaluating the fitness of an applicant to carry a concealed, loaded firearm in public under standards set out by the legislature. Illinois’s law follows this line of history, and is therefore constitutional under the Second Amendment.

Decision: The Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of defendant’s motion to dismiss, finding that the state’s denial of plaintiff’s application for a license to carry a concealed weapon was not a violation of the Second Amendment.

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