Showdown in Illinois Senate over concealed carry bills
They’re debating in the Illinois State Senate Tuesday on potential limitations to where people can carry concealed firearms.
On Friday, the Illinois House passed a concealed carry bill that Governor Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton quickly denounced, calling it wrong and dangerous.
On Tuesday, during an executive committee hearing, Cullerton will call for a vote on that bill and a different compromise bill to try to gauge whether he has enough support to defeat the Madigan-backed bill.
There are only three days left before this session of the General Assembly ends; however, lawmakers could stay past the scheduled session in order to pass a concealed carry bill.
Some kind of concealed carry law must be enacted buy June 9th, to meet a federal court order.