(Yahoo!News) According to an article from the Associated Press , in an extremely divided decision on Friday, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Illinois State Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request to reconsider a ruling that decided that the state’s concealed carry firearms ban was unconstitutional. After a decision was handed down by a panel this past December, Madigan pursued a court ruling to have it overturned under the argument that the ruling conflicts with decisions from other appellate courts.

Here are some facts and details about the court of appeal’s decision and Illinois’ move towards allowing concealed weapons:

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