Skip to comments.Illinois: Governor Quinn Issues an Amendatory Veto on Concealed Carry Legislation
Posted on 07/07/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT by neverdem
Yesterday, with the federal court deadline for enactment of concealed carry legislation fast approaching, Governor Pat Quinn (D) issued an amendatory veto on House Bill 183. This legislation was introduced and passed by the state legislature last month in an attempt to comply with a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on December 11, 2012, that invalidated Illinois total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense. Governor Quinns irresponsible amendatory veto, if allowed to stand, would impose some of the strictest concealed carry laws in the nation and make a mockery of the serious issue of self-defense in Illinois. The Illinois Legislature is set to return for a special session on Monday, July 8 and will consider overriding Governor Quinns Amendatory Veto.
As it stands now, Governor Quinns Amendatory Veto makes the following changes to HB 183:
An override has been filed by House Bill 183s sponsor, Representative Brandon Phelps (D-118). With an overwhelming majority voting to pass House Bill 183 at the beginning of June, the override that would reject Governor Quinns Amendatory Veto is expected to pass.
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The Governor acting as a legislator, crafting a bill after it has passed through the house?
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it’s obstruction with added benefit if prividing for future harassment of law abiding citizens.
I’m not from Illinois, but I haven’t heard of an amendatory veto before this.
Thanks for the link.
—they have -(or had it) in Wisconsin, too—the gub can almost completely re-write a bill in the process to make do almost the opposite of the intent—Doyle of Wisconsin did that several times-—
He’s a Demonrat traitor, redundantly speaking.
Inverts the no carry posting, meaning that carry will only be permissible in places that post it is OK to carry.
And these businesses will be promptly audited by the IRS.
This debacle has gotten so far out of hand, that the DEMOCRATS are leading the veto override charge..
The Rulers of the Dictatorship of Illinois simply will NOT allow the will of the people to find expression.
Quinn is an effing dolt.
Quinns irresponsible amendatory veto, if allowed to stand, would impose some of the strictest concealed carry laws in the nation and make a mockery of the serious issue of self-defense in Illinois.The fascist bastard also wants 17 year olds to vote in primaries.
with democrats voting to override, quinn must be in trouble
Quinn is an embarrassment. His IQ falls somewhere south of the mean temperature in Chicago in January. He is quite simply one of the dumbest people ever to be elected to a governorship...ANYWHERE! His everpresent deer-in-the- headlights expression is merely his brain trying to fathom the intracacies of breathing.
Quinn’s on his way out. This costs him nothing and it’s actually his true position, he’d rather dump the whole thing and keep us slaves.
Keep in mind that the focus of Democratic gun-control is black urban males. They have something in common with the Patriots of the Revolution - no daddies.
Governor Quinns Amendatory Veto makes the following changes to HB 183:
Limits individuals to carrying a single handgun with a single magazine and no more than ten rounds of ammunition.
Changes the definition of concealed to specify a handgun must be completely concealed as opposed to concealed or mostly concealed.
Bans carry in any place that serves alcohol except private clubs and residences and therefore nullifying the restaurant carry provisions in the bill.
Inverts the no carry posting, meaning that carry will only be permissible in places that post it is OK to carry a concealed firearm.
Allows employers to ban firearms on their property and negate the safe harbor provisions.
Removes the ability of individuals to get out of their vehicle and store their handguns safely in the trunk of their vehicle.
Thanks for the ping!
I’m not a fan of “Amendatory Vetoes”.
Line item veto yes, but not this violation of separation of powers.
I hope some legislators will remind Gov. Quinn that, even if it’s illegal to carry a gun into a bar, the gang members will ignore that part of the law.
“Amendatory vetoes” are horrifying. How the heck is the legislature deemed to have approved a law that looks nothing like the bill that passed each house?
From what I recall, the federal courts gave the IL legislature a certain amount of time to approve concealed-carry or the courts would strike down IL gun laws and permit unrestricted concealed-carry. Wouldn’t Quinn’s mangling of the law in defiance of the court order make it likely that the courts will strike down the law and allow unrestricted concealed carry?
Quinn is an absolute joke. I honestly thought he was too busy trying to strongarm queer marriage into state law to be bothered with other things.
I agree with you. If Gov. Quinn changes the law, he disobeys a federal judge’s ruling, and he should be charged with contempt of court.
Yep, this morphing of the executive into the legislative and judicial (via admin. law courts) is prima facie unconstitutional.
It needs to be undone asap.
But... but.... the anti-17th amendment crowd have explained to us over and over again on FR that state governments no longer have any power and are totally subservient to the federal government.
Therefore, NO WAY could Pat Quinn, Rahm Emanuel, or Mike Madigan interfere with a federal law like the 2nd amendment. They're COMPLETELY powerless until we repeal the 17th and "restore our Republic"! (plus, as the anti-17th amendment crowd has also "explained", Democrats would NEVER thumb their nose at the federal government and ALWAYS think whatever the federal government decides is the BEST choice)
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