Quinn may try to revise concealed-carry bill

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Governor Pat Quinn is expected to amend a concealed-carry weapons bill today to add some new restrictions on what weapons people will be allowed to carry.

A federal court ordered Illinois to drop its last-in-the-nation ban on the right to carry concealed guns.

Quinn would like to ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips; but the concealed-carry bill on his desk includes neither provision.

He might try to add one or both of them, as well as limiting a person to carrying one gun at a time.

State lawmakers are likely to override any changes Quinn makes; they say the bill they sent to the governor struck a delicate compropmise among many competing interests, and any change would shatter that compromise.

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  • arubatom

    A concealed carry bill was worked out with great compromise, and now Governor Wackadoodle wants to add other things and try to upset what has already been done….did you hear the boos at the Hawks Rally, governor?????

  • Tango

    Let him veto is and prance around like the functional idiot he is. It's been shown to us that the majority of our elected officials, especially those from Chicago, don't care about South v Maryland, Heller, or McDonald, and only care about exercising their continued control over their subjects, so we have to turn to the courts to effect any real change.

    Go ahead, Quinn. Add all your fickle tweaks, make the bill even more ponderous and unreasonable, and call in what favors you have left to allow your veto to not be overridden.

    And then let the 7th come back when the see the way the (D)s downstate abused the more-than-gracious stay they provided and hit them all in the head with their gavel.