Steve Chapman on a New Home for Gun Rights


Tuesday, a federal appeals court said Illinois cannot maintain its flat ban on concealed-carry—a policy that makes it unique among the 50 states, writes Steve Chapman. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have and use a gun for self-protection. Extending the logic of that decision, the appeals court said this freedom includes the right to carry a weapon outside the home.