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Illinois Court: Gun Ban Near Parks Unconstitutional

The high court's unanimous ruling builds on a series of cases it has decided since 2013, when it struck down a portion of the state's felony gun law that calls for serious penalties for anyone caught toting a loaded gun outside their home. The justices ruled that section of the state law violated the Second Amendment right to publicly carry loaded firearms. In a separate ruling two years later, justices further clawed back the law -- this time setting aside restrictions to carrying loaded guns on the streets, sidewalks and other "public ways.
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