Skip to comments.Quinn, Emanuel lash out at Madigan gun bill
Posted on 05/24/2013 3:18:14 AM PDT by rellimpank
SPRINGFIELD Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton decried a bill to legalize concealed firearms that is backed by powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, contending it would invalidate strict local gun laws like Chicago's ban on assault weapons.
That opposition, however, didn't stop Madigan from advancing the bill Thursday, demonstrating that after months of negotiations, the time for talking was over. Predicting it would pass the House, Madigan has indicated that a vote on the measure could come as early as Friday.
The odd tensions among the four top Chicago Democrats who run state and city government are exacerbated by twin deadlines: the legislature's own scheduled May 31 adjournment date and a June 9 date set by a federal appeals court for Illinois to come up with a concealed carry law after it struck down the nation's only state ban on possessing firearms in public.
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Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton: “Hey, we own this state; how dare you pretend to be free citizens!”
The right to carry a firearm is a basic civil right. About frigging time.
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There needs to be a special place for people that hate our constitution.
There used to be such a place. It was called a “gallows”.
The best thing that could happen is for this Bill to die. That being said, it’s not the worst one of the bunch.
It is actually a terrible Bill, but it is a camel’s nose under the tent . . .
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