“Police must factor in the new possibility that these individuals may be carrying these weapons with complete authority and the right to do so.”
A federal judge has rejected a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public.
State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.
Gun rights advocates are seeking to do away with the mandated six-month waiting period.
Gov. Jay Nixon signs bill encouraging NRA developed course.
For days, Quinn has been pushing for alterations to a bill that would end Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation to ban the concealed carry of weapons in public.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he predicts a “showdown” over his proposed changes to a concealed carry bill.
The Democratic governor used his amendatory veto power to tweak the legislation sent to him after months of debate and negotiation over the measure.
A spokesperson for Quinn’s office will only say that he will “act in the interest of public safety” but the bill’s sponsor is concerned.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will a make a decision whether to a sign a concealed carry bill soon, while the July 9 deadline to legalize the carry of weapons approaches.