The May defeat of concealed carry legislation left some Illinois residents upset. U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren released a press statement addressing a letter he recently sent to Illinois lawmakers regarding concealed carry legislation. In the letter, Hultgren pointed out that the Supreme Court has made it clear that the Constitution guarantees Americans' individual rights to protect themselves in the Second Amendment, ruling in 2008 and 2010 that Americans have the right to possess firearms. The letter goes on to urge lawmakers to join the rest of the states in passing this legislation and to stop denying the citizens of Illinois the legal right to protect themselves.
Read Original at: The Northern Star (DeKalb, Ill.)