Controversial gun legislation… from an assault weapons ban to a concealed carry law for Illinois… will be the subject of two public hearings to be held later this month, including one in Springfield.
House Speaker Mike Madigan has called for the hearings to hear from gun-rights groups, gun-control advocates, and law enforcement on a wide range of proposals. The first of the two scheduled hearings will take place at the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 19th. The second will follow three days later in Chicago.
Governor Pat Quinn is pressuring lawmakers to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. At the same time, the state is under a court order to pass a concealed carry law by this summer.