Quinn makes changes to ‘flawed’ concealed carry bill

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As expected, Gov. Pat Quinn is making some changes to Illinois’ conceal carry legislation.

The governor said he’s using his amendatory veto powers to rewrite the weapons proposal passed by the General Assembly.

“I have carefully reviewed every part of this legislation. This is a flawed bill with serious safety problems that must be addressed,” Quinn wrote in his veto message. “Therefore, I am compelled to use my constitutional authority to rectify several specific issues, to establish a better law to protect the people of Illinois.”

The governor wants municipalities to be allowed to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

He also wants to limit the number of rounds that could be carried in a gun.

None of those provisions was written into the bill.

Quinn also wants to limit the number of firearms a person can carry to one, and require that a weapon be completely concealed in public instead of just partially hidden.

Quinn’s changes may not hold because the original bill passed with veto-proof majorities.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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  • MrCrabs

    This man is a complete know-nothing. He is a rubber stamp for the leftist Chicago machine. My guess is that he's never even bothered to look at what the other states have in place. My guess is he does not care. This is all about control of the vote. 99% of the violence in Illinois takes place in Chicago and Cook County. They created the problem with their political machine. They want to punish the rest of the population of the state and redirect attention off their own failure and corruption.

  • Mark

    Quinn, is just finding another way to screw the citizens of Illinois. I see Chicago has influence in the changes. This is not the state of Chicago. If I could I would move out of this crap hole of a state!

  • Karl

    Yet again Quinn should notice how Illinois is broke. Notice how there is a exodus of people from Illinois. Seems like everything that dolt thinks of is against the people. He is even against your personal security. Hey Quinn how about working on saving Illinois from being the most broke state in the union. Please let the people protect themselves because the police can't be every where nor do they want to.