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NY concealed carry case watched in Illinois

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:29:02 CDT
By: AP

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stay out of the gun debate in New York will influence concealed carry discussions in Illinois. The justices have declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law making it difficult to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. In Illinois, lawmakers are crafting guidelines for concealed carry after a federal appeals court said the state's ban was unconstitutional. Lawmakers have until early June. Gov. Pat Quinn wants Madigan to appeal to the Supreme Court. She's said she'll see what lawmakers do and hasn't decided yet. She tells reporters lawmakers still have a deadline and Monday's decision shows that such strict laws are constitutional.

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