Illinois is the only state in the country that doesn't allow citizens to conceal and carry guns in public. A federal appeals court in Chicago recently decided that ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional and gave the state legislature 180 days to make a new law. Republican State Representative Dennis Reboletti says that's enough time to pass some sort of concealed carry bill, but if the legislature doesn't act:
"Constitutional carry will take over and anybody can carry any type of weapon without any consequences."
The ruling could still be appealed to the US Supreme Court. Meantime Governor Pat Quinn has called on lawmakers to ban assault weapons:
"And also ban these high capacity ammunition magazines that go with them that allows literally hundreds of bullets to be fired in a short period of time."
Reboletti says the federal government may move faster than the state government on legislation dealing with assault weapons.
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