Gun rights group suing DCFS over handgun ban at home day cares

A Central Illinois couple and several gun rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a statewide ban on handguns in home day cares, arguing the prohibition violates the Second Amendment rights of the operators of the businesses. The suit was filed Monday against the state and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which sets licensing rules for child care facilities. A spokeswoman for the agency declined to comment on pending litigation. Since 2017, Jennifer Miller has operated a licensed day care out of her house in Shelbyville, about 200 miles south of downtown Chicago. She and her husband, Darin Miller, both have firearm owner’s identification cards and concealed carry permits, but they were told by a DCFS employee in March and April that they could not keep handguns in their home while operating a licensed day care, according to the lawsuit. “The Millers would possess and […]

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