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.
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.
The firearm owners’ identification card is what McCann calls a compromise from a previous General Assembly. He also calls it redundant and unconstitutional.
The ruling bars the state police from releasing the names of 1.3 million gun owners.
He says he will review the legislation and “act accordingly.”
In early April he said he was three to four votes shy of the necessary 71 votes. Not much has changed since then.
The House approved the bill 98-12 Friday. It now heads to the Senate.
Illinois Amish have been allowed to forego placing their photographs on FOID cards and other mandatory IDs. Illinois State Police Director Jonathon Monken decided that policy should be changed.