Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is urging Governor Pat Quinn to sign legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns. Madigan says a veto would be ineffective. The General Assembly approved a concealed carry law last month with enough votes to override any gubernatorial veto.
Illinois is the last U.S. state to prohibit the public possession of concealed guns. A federal appeals court in December declared the ban unconstitutional. It must remedy the problem by July 9th. Quinn 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. A Quinn spokeswoman did not immediately respond.