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General Assembly overrides governorīs veto of concealed carry bill
Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/9/13 | Ray Long & Monique Garcia

Posted on 07/09/2013 6:12:35 PM PDT by Nachum

SPRINGFIELD — 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 Quinn’s attempt to rewrite the compromise bill. Senators voted 41-17 to override Quinn’s amendatory veto of the bill. Earlier in the day, the House voted 77-31 to overturn the governor’s 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 state’s Democratic governor.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: assembly; banglist; bitchslap; general; guncontrol; illinois; overides; override; patquinn; pistolwhipped; secondamendment; veto
Pat Quinn: DemocRAT
1 posted on 07/09/2013 6:12:35 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

score another victory for the NRA. Put that in your bowl and smoke it libs. Go ahead and cry about it now. We all need a good laugh.


2 posted on 07/09/2013 6:18:17 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

When will the lawsuit challenging the onerous $150 fee be filed?


3 posted on 07/09/2013 6:30:18 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: IncPen

After we have consolidated our position.


4 posted on 07/09/2013 6:32:31 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Nachum

Well, it’s now law; but then what is the law? No one really knows. The State is strangely silent on just what one must do to qualify for CCW, aside from having a valid FOID card and passing a background check and paying a $150 non-refundable application fee. The kicker is that one also has to complete 16 hours of “saftey training,” but the State has not stipulated just what that training must comprise, or who would be approved trainers. Do veterans get a waiver? If one has a valid CCW from another state does that waive any of Illinois’ requirements. Is there any reciprocity?


5 posted on 07/09/2013 6:37:00 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: RC one

Is this “shall issue” or “may issue”?


6 posted on 07/09/2013 6:39:45 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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House Bill 183 would create a path toward concealed carry for law-abiding citizens, while also ensuring proper safeguards, training requirements and mental health protections. The legislation sets forth specific requirements as to where it would be legal to carry firearms and what locations firearms would be prohibited, such as courthouses, schools, government buildings and stadiums, among other places. The legislation includes “shall issue” permits that would be issued by the state police to those who complete the 16 hour training requirement. A $150 fee will be charged for a five year concealed carry license.
7 posted on 07/09/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Nachum

Awesome.


8 posted on 07/09/2013 7:35:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

Things are about to be a whole lot different for knockout game players.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 9:56:07 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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