WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Illinois House Speaker Schedules Hearings on Illinois Gun Legislation

Illinois House Speaker Schedules Hearings on Illinois Gun Legislation

By The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is seeking public input on concealed carry of firearms and gun safety at two hearings later this month.  The Chicago Democrat announced Thursday that the Judiciary Committee will have public hearings Feb. 19 at the state Capitol and Feb. 22 in Chicago.  Madigan says the hearings will allow gun-rights advocates, gun-control supporters and police to "offer their views and argue their cases" on the issues.  

A federal court rejected the state's concealed-carry ban in December and demanded the Illinois Legislature adopt some form of firearms possession.  Madigan says hearings are important after the court decision and the December school massacre in Connecticut.  Concealed-carry legislation that narrowly failed in 2011 has been re-introduced in the Illinois House. 

See other LocalNews news:

CN Makes $20,000 Donation to Further Fairview Park Improvements
Illinois Urges College Students to Apply for Financial Aid
Bill Would Criminalize Filming Fights to Put Online
Man Wanted For September Shooting in Centralia Arrested in Michigan
Vandalia Man Injured in Crash




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo