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Lisa Madigan asks U.S. Supreme Court for extension on concealed carry

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SPRINGFIELD-Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide if she wants to appeal a lower court's ruling to end the state's concealed-carry ban.

Madigan would have until June 24 to file a petition for appeal with the high court if it grants her office the 30-day extension. The request comes after the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals last December mandated Illinois lawmakers to put a concealed-carry law on the books by June 9 and denied a petition for a rehearing of its decision in February.

Two different types of concealed-carry legislation were shot down in the House earlier this month, and a comprehensive proposal has yet to emerge in the Senate. But Madigan has said she would wait to see if legislators pass a bill before deciding to officially appeal to the high court.

Beside Madigan's name on the petition are Gov. Pat Quinn - who has publically urged Madigan to appeal the lower court's ruling - along with State Police Director Hiram Grau and Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds.

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Any BS they can think off to stomp the rights of the people They have to know they are wrong but will not given in even after 49 states and 25 years of stats prove the point

Why is this woman, her dad, and Pat Quinn so against law abiding citizens? Geez, They will do everything in their power to help criminals be successful. Magazine limits, gun registration, release FOID card info, stop CCW, etc. etc.... but they know that only the law abiding citizen will follow the law - criminals are already doing what they want.

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