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August 29, 2014, 5:24 pm
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Concealed Carry Bill Passes House; Quinn Opposes Legislation


A compromise bill that would end Illinois's long-standing ban on carrying concealed weapons has sailed through the Illinois House... but its future is uncertain, as both Governor Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton are lining up in opposition to the bill.

 

They object to provisions that would eliminate most local regulations of guns, including a number of ordinances on the books in Chicago, such as an assault weapons ban.  The measure passed in the House with more than enough votes to override a veto, but it's unclear if the votes are there to pass it in the Senate.

 

Local lawmakers Raymond Poe, Sue Scherer and Rich Brauer all voted in favor of the concealed carry compromise.

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