Governor Pat Quinn says the changes he’s made to concealed carry legislation is an attempt to improve a flawed bill and make the public safer.
Quinn used his amendatory veto powers Tuesday to dramatically alter portions of the bill.
One of his changes would prevent people from taking guns into any establishment that serves alcohol on-site, including restaurants.
Another would allow permit holders to carry only one gun and a single 10-round ammo magazine at a time.
Quinn would also allow employers to ban guns at workplaces, and removes a provision from the bill that prevents local governments from implementing assault weapons bans.
The changes come just a week before a court-ordered deadline for Illinois to put a concealed carry law on the books.