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  •  I do not believe the USSC will (0+ / 0-)

    grant cert on the issue until there is a conflict among the circuits. Until that time, Moore is without any evident, let alone compelling, counter-argument.  The decision therefore provides clear and substantial precedential authority in every other circuit beyond the 7th though not fully binding.

    It is premature to conclude whether the SC will ratify all the various laws now or to be on the books regulating firearms -- since we only know the much less determinate outer constitutional limits established under Heller and McDonald.

    The more reasonable position would be that some will be upheld and some won't.  And with respect to IL, the legislature and executive may prefer to keep pushing the boundaries of strict regulation.  If so, we shall see whether it will be upheld even by the 7th Circuit, which seemed to demonstrate little patience for continued tilting at settled law and principles.

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