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.
Three weeks after the Illinois legislature gave the governor a bill allowing people to carry a concealed weapon, there’s no decision.
The plea signed by 23 Democrats, including Senate President John Cullerton, said Quinn should “make his intentions known” so lawmakers have time to react before a July 9 court-ordered deadline for implementing a plan.
The second 30-day extension would allow Madigan’s busy staff to continue researching the issues that could be part of a possible appeal.
Tazewell County prosecutor Stewart Umholtz will not prosecute concealed carry.
The decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature.
Mike Kreke says he agrees with Madison County State’s Attorney’s position, spells out what he’s told his deputies in regards to arrests for concealed carry weapons possession by the public.
The Chicago Democrat told reporters that he’s reviewing the bill. Gov. Quinn is facing a Sunday deadline set by a federal appeals court.
State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) says he is working on another compromise which, he says, combines the best of the House bill and a stalled Senate bill.