Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Illinois Legislature Overrides Amendatory Veto Of Concealed Carry Bill

CHICAGO, (UPI) —  The Illinois Legislature Tuesday rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s bid to rewrite concealed carry legislation, making the original bill law.

The 41-17 vote by the Senate and 77-31 vote by the House means the state has met a court deadline to enact legislation giving gun owners the right to carry a concealed weapon, though implementation of the law is still months off, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Illinois had been the only state that did not permit the carrying of concealed weapons.

The bill, required when a federal court declared the state’s ban on carrying concealed firearms unconstitutional, allows Illinois residents to carry them with a permit from state police. The agency has 180 days from when the bill becomes law to set up a permit system.

Quinn wanted a bill that would limit permit holders to one concealed weapon and ban concealed weapons in places where alcohol is served. He also wanted a limit on magazine size.

The bill that passed the Legislature was a compromise. Critics, including some gun-control advocates, have accused Quinn of using the issue to boost his chances for re-election.

Quinn has appeared at black churches and with black leaders in Chicago to talk about his version of the law. At a meeting Monday, he urged lawmakers to “not genuflect before the National Rifle Association.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Illinois Legislature Overrides Amendatory Veto Of Concealed Carry Bill”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.