Skip to comments.(IL) General Assembly overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill
Posted on 07/09/2013 1:16:09 PM PDT by bigbob
Illinois today became the last state in the country to legalize the concealed carry of guns after both the House and Senate rejected Gov. Pat Quinns attempt to rewrite the compromise bill.
Senators voted 41-17 to override Quinns amendatory veto of the bill. Earlier in the day, the House voted 77-31 to overturn the governors rewrite. The measure now becomes law, though the actual ability of gun owners to carry a concealed firearm remains months away.
The action by the Democratic General Assembly was a major repudiation of the actions of the states Democratic governor. Supporters of the compromise legislation accused Quinn of engaging in re-election politics rather than negotiating with lawmakers when the bill was crafted.
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The final goal is Constitutional Carry - no permits, no nothing.
IIRC, that’s what would have happened if they hadn’t passed this bill. Court order to allow carry of some kind had a grace period to work up legislation, and that period was almost up. Legislature was faced with passing this bill or going full-on Constitutional Carry overnight. The veto would have blown their last chance to stop it.
So in a sense, it’s a pity this passed...
Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, a gun control supporter, said "it is a very safe bet that we will be back" fighting over changes in the new law.
Cassidy noted the new law removes the ability of larger communities to set some of their own gun laws and said she feared gun rights supporters are "going to be back here time after time after time chipping away at all the things that everyone has lauded as the great protections."
Great protections that hold the citizenry as a kind of pet, too dangerous to have full rights. That's Illinois.
They basically deny or just never approve any application.