WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Illinois House Speaker to Quinn: Sign Concealed Carry

Illinois House Speaker to Quinn: Sign Concealed Carry

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is urging Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns. 

The Chicago Democrat said Tuesday that a veto would be ineffective. The concealed carry legislation the General Assembly approved last month passed by votes large enough to override a gubernatorial veto. Illinois is the last U.S. state to prohibit the public possession of concealed guns. A federal appeals court declared the ban unconstitutional in December. It ordered a remedy by June 9 - which it later extended to July 9. 

Quinn - also a Chicago Democrat - has not said what position he'll take on the bill but has expressed concerns for strong restrictions on firearms. 

Madigan predicted Quinn would act in a way that benefits his re-election campaign in 2014.

See other LocalNews news:

Rising Country Star Drew Baldridge Makes His Return Home to The Marion County Fair
Centralia Couple Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Drug Charges
3 Ameren Contractors Injured after Incident with Power Lines
South Carolina Presidential Campaign Comes to Chicago
Court Reporters Considered A Dying Profession in Illinois




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo