Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons, as lawmakers overcame a last-minute attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to change the legislation.
As always not everybody in the gun community is happy. Some had hoped that nothing was passed earlier so that there could be Constitutional Carry but our guys on the inside knew that politically it would have hurt the gun community.
The law as approved by the Legislature permits anyone with a Firearm Owner’s Identification card who has passed a background check and undergone gun-safety training of 16 hours — longest of any state — to obtain a concealed-carry permit for $150. The bill was rewritten to limit gun owners to carrying one gun with an magazine holding no more than 10 rounds.
The Senate voted 41-17 in favor of the override Tuesday afternoon after the House voted 77-31, margins that met the three-fifths threshold needed to set aside what is known as an amendatory veto. Quinn had used his veto authority to suggest changes such as prohibiting guns in restaurants that serve alcohol and limiting citizens to one firearm at a time.
Pandering to Cook County, the nation’s second most-populous county, which encompasses Chicago, Governor Quinn, a Democrat, unilaterally tried to add more restrictions into the legislation, lawmakers decided it was better to override the governor than risk the courts allowing virtually unregulated concealed carry in Chicago.
I was notified on Facebook by Andy Q, and by email as soon as it passed. I love my listeners in Illinois. You guys rock! Way to keep on fighting.
Valinda, Don, Dr. Paula, Jay, and all you big organizations that will claim credit thank you.——————————————-
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