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Illinois governor changes concealed carry bill

By Alex Allen     Jul 2, 2013 in Politics
Springfield - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has made some drastic changes to the state's new concealed carry laws which would allow some citizens to have a concealed loaded firearm on their person in a public place.
Illinois has never issued concealed carry permits nor have they acknowledged those issued in other states. In May, however, the Illinois Senate approved a bill that would allow some citizens to carry a concealed weapon. But despite the Senate's approval, Governor Pat Quinn still had some problems with the bill.
"This is a flawed bill with serious safety problems that must be addressed," said Quinn. He went on to state his belief that the most important role of a governor is to provide for the safety of the people.
Governor Quinn has now proposed several changes to the bill, which Illinois lawmakers will review and consider next week. Some of these changes include not allowing guns to be carried in any establishment that serves alcohol and requiring an individual to immediately disclose to a law enforcement officer that he or she is in possession of a concealed firearm. Quinn also suggested that the bill limit one concealed firearm with only ten rounds per person.
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