Quinn may try to revise concealed-carry bill
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.