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September 2, 2014, 9:10 pm
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Latest Gun Bill To Be Rewritten


Senate Democrats say the latest proposal for a new concealed carry law in Illinois will be withdrawn and rewritten before it’s officially filed. 

 

The Associated Press obtained a draft of that bill, sponsored by Democratic Senator Kwame Raoul.  It calls for granting concealed carry permits only to persons of, quote, “good moral character” who have shown a “proper reason” to have one. 

 

Gun rights advocates call that language too vague and say they want an objective standard where permits could only be denied if a person was a felon or did not get proper training.  A spokesperson for Senate Democrats says the bill will be revised.

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