Quinn To Amend Concealed Carry Bill Today

Jul 2, 2013

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The sponsor of Illinois' concealed carry bill says Gov. Pat Quinn will use his amendatory veto powers to rewrite the measure. Democratic State Rep. Brandon Phelps says the governor's office told him Quinn would issue the amendatory veto today. Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson declined to give details about Quinn's decision, saying only that "the governor will act in the interest of public safety."

Illinois faces a July 9 deadline to legalize carry of weapons after a federal appeals court found Illinois' ban unconstitutional. But Quinn has given few hints about what he'll do, even after lawmakers asked him to make a decision quickly to they can plan next steps. Phelps says he'll be upset if Quinn amends the compromise bill, and probably would file a motion to override it.