No determination of when the 10-judge panel will decide whether to look at last year's decision.
Illinois' attorney general Lisa Madigan has asked the entire 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a December ruling that overturned the state's ban on the concealed carry of handguns in public. The Chicago Tribune reports that the move is aimed at challenging the decision by a three-judge panel of the court, which ruled 2-1 that the state's longtime ban violated the Second Amendment. If the court accepts the petition, the case would be reviewed by all 10 appellate judges. If the court rejects the petition, Madigan would have to decide whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. "In ruling that Illinois must allow individuals to carry ready-to-use firearms in public, the 7th Circuit Court’s decision goes beyond what the U.S. Supreme …
In the wake of a series of mass shootings across the country, doctors and other medical experts want to refocus the firearms discussion as a health problem. Is this a sensible approach?
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Joe Vince
Sunday, August 19, 2012
"We have a public health issue to discuss. Do we wait for the next outbreak or is there something we can do to prevent it?" That quote came from Dr. Stephen Hargarten, emergency medicine chief at Froedtert Hospital and director of the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. It appeared in an Associated Press article on the Huffington Post on Aug. 11, two days before three people, including the gunman, were killed near Texas A&M University. About three weeks before the quote was published, a gunman in Aurora, Colo., killed 12 people and injured 58 at a midnight movie screening. About two weeks after that incident, seven people were killed when a man opened fire in a Sikkh temple outside Milwaukee. Hargarten, a gun …