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IL House Overrides Gov's Concealed Carry Veto

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:17:38 CDT
By: AP

The Illinois House has rejected Governor Pat Quinn's changes to legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns on the deadline for action set by a federal court. If the Senate approves it later today, Illinois would join the rest of the nation in allowing firearms to be carried in public. The House voted 77-31 to override the Democratic governor's amendatory veto. Quinn had used his veto authority to suggest changes such as prohibiting guns in restaurants that serve alcohol and limiting gun-toting citizens to one firearm at a time. Lawmakers sent Quinn a bill in May setting up a concealed carry system in response to a federal appeals court ruling which declared it unconstitutional for Illinois to ban the public possession of concealed weapons.

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