Sounds like some serious trouble in Illinois ... and from the info given, it doesn't sound like the first time it's happened. I'm not familiar with ILL law, but from the way it's set out, it sounds like he was carrying legally (Firearm Owner ID card, unloaded gun, in a buckled case) and was arrested anyway.
UPDATE: The local paper has an editorial, essentially saying "he had it coming." Their version claims he faces felony CCW charges, and had a firearm in a hip holster, and treats it as if he were setting up a second amendment test case (which, from his posting, seems to have been far from his mind).
If the editorial is taken as true, I don't see what's so wrong about setting up a test case.
As was pointed out earlier on this blog, standing is an important requisite to a successful challenge.
Illinois as choice of forum, however, is pretty stupid.
Posted by: King of the Cows at August 2, 2006 07:39 AM
The two articles disagree on some fundamental facts, to a bizarre degree. Is Kranish facing misdemeanor or felony charges? Was he carrying in a fanny pack, or a hip holster? Was he arrested at a school, or a mall? Is he filing a type of suit which the government never loses, or never wins?
Posted by: roy at August 2, 2006 11:30 AM
The editorial is going back to a previous incident where he got hassled at college.
Part of his problem is that he's a "known troublemaker" who insists that citizens actually have rights.
Posted by: KCSteve at August 2, 2006 02:59 PM