CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to head off an override of the changes he made to the concealed carry legislation that passed in the Illinois House and Senate by wide margins, by launching a PR campaign ahead of Tuesday’s legislative session.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports lawmakers spent months negotiating the concealed carry bill before approving it at the end of their spring session in May. The measure would, for the first time, allow people in Illinois to carry firearms in public.
The legislation allows qualified gun owners who pass background checks and undergo 16 hours of training to get carry permits for $150.