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Thread: Illinois Supreme Court - People vs Diggins

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    http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index...st&id=3811

    Until now it was a felony (not supported by the statute) to transport an loaded or unloaded gun in any compartment in a vehicle unless cased. Under this ruling the console or other enlcosed compartment is considered the case for the purpose of transporting an unloaded firearm.


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    This ruling certainly starts moving things in the right direction for IL. Interesting to see what the new trial produces. Need to re-read the statutes to see what this might mean to those of us who don't live in IL so can't have a FOID card but must regularly enter the socialist regime for business and social reasons.
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    Interesting chain if events for the trial.

    -Trial judge refuses to instruct jurors on the the fact you are not guilty of the charge for using an "other continar", despite statute stating so.

    - Judge refusal to allow defense to assert the console was a container, while allowing prosecution to state console was not a container.

    -Upon jury requesting definition of a case, judge replies that a console is a legal container under Illinois law.

    Under these circumstances what were unaware jurors to do but convict. But at least it opened a door to a appeal, which they successfully won for Illinois citizen's!

    Sounds like a pretty good win for 2A rights in Illinois!

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    Without a FOID card it does not change the "broken down" or not "immediately accessible" standard.

    This is a major step though in reversing bad precedentsdecided by lower courts in areas not supported by the text of the legislation.







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