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Ill. State Senator Pushes For Concealed Carry Ban in Churches

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) - Prayer, silent reflection, and other forms of worship do not go well with firearms, an Illinois state senator says.

State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.

Thus, once people are allowed to carry a concealed weapon, they can do so even in church.

“They should have the same conversations with the churches that they did with the casinos,” Kotowski says of the architects of concealed-carry.

Kotowski says he hopes to get a bill to ban guns in churches next year, if not sooner.

Lawmakers are assured of being back in Springfield for at least six more days in 2013.

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