Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to intervene in a case of gun laws in New York state could send a clear signal to Illinois lawmakers.
The high court declined, without comment, to hear a challenge to the restrictive law that took effect in New York Monday, putting stringent limits on concealed carry permits.
Madigan says that is a sign that the General Assembly can put strict limits on issuing permits without violating the Constitution.
The legislature is under a court order to pass a concealed carry law in the next few weeks. Madigan still hasn’t decided whether to appeal that ruling.