CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday vowed to fight any type of legislation that would allow Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons in public.

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At a news conference surrounded by gun control advocates and survivors of gun violence, Quinn said he would veto any concealed-carry bill.

Quinn said he has campaigned against allowing “private citizens carrying loaded concealed handguns in public places .. I don’t think it’s healthy.”

Supporters of concealed carry rights say the legislation would be a deterrent to crime.