In a 2-1 decision (Williams dissenting), the court reversed both District Courts' decisions and orders.
Judge Posner, writing for the majority, notes that while the Heller and Mc Donald decisions did say that the need for self-defense is most acute inside the home, that doesn't mean it is not also acute outside the home. The distinct use of the words "keep" and "bear" in the text of the Second Amendment, the court reasoned, implied the right to carry outside one's home, as in historical context, the meaning of the word did not limit it to the home and it would be awkward to attempt to assign that connotation to documents of the time period.
Courts should carefully consider those costs before invalidating reasonable public safety laws.” Ruling in review of that decision, in which all judges on the Court would consider this important case.
The panel decision is the only appeals court decision striking down a law restricting public carrying as a violation of the Second Amendment.
Moore v Madigan (USDC 11-CV-405-WDS, 11-CV-03134; 7th Cir.