Quinn Wants to Alter Concealed Carry Legislation
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to change concealed carry legislation.
Quinn wants changes because he believes there are “serious flaws” and it was inspired by the National Rifle Association. He held a news conference in downtown Chicago today to announce that he is using his amendatory veto power to add ammunition limits, bar guns in establishments serving alcohol, and says local government should be able to enact their own local laws in some cases. Other changes include more clarification on mental health reporting and stricter definition of “concealed carry”.
In Macomb, Illinois, State Representative Norine Hammond released a statement in response to Quinn’s actions…
“Once again, Chicago politicians want to force more gun control on responsible gun owners. The Governor’s actions today take legislation intended to allow law-abiding citizens the ability to carry a firearm for their own protection, and instead turn it around to further restrict an individual’s 2nd Amendment rights.”
“The state of Illinois has a court imposed deadline of July 9th to put in place a system to allow for concealed carry. I am hopeful the House and Senate will quickly reconvene to override Quinn’s veto and give the citizens of this state the long overdue right to carry a firearm in public for their own safety.”