The state of Illinois is asking a federal judge to dismiss a motion that seeks to implement the state’s new concealed carry law immediately.
That motion was filed by Mary Shepard, the plaintiff in the original lawsuit that led to the overturning of Illinois’s concealed carry ban.
She says the 180-day period for the new law to be implemented still represents an unconstitutional infringement on gun owners’ rights.
But Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office says it is not unreasonable for the state to take time to set up a system for implementing the new law. There’s no timeline for a ruling on the competing motions.