Battle Over Concealed Carry Legislation Continues In Springfield

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Quinn is sticking to his position in the legislative standoff over a measure that would allow people to legally carry concealed weapons in Illinois.

Concealed Carry Battle In Illinois

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, what was supposed to be a bipartisan agreement in Springfield on concealed carry seemed to be falling apart this week.

Republican Sen. Tim Bivens of Dixon seemed to be wavering in his efforts to work with Chicago Democrat Kwame Raoul over some of the details.

The National Rifle Association is concerned that local police might still refuse permits to carry, even if people pass background checks and training classes.

Quinn says there must be safeguards.

He says concealed weapons should not be allowed in places like schools, public transit and bars.

And he says guns must be kept from people with serious mental problems.


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