Updated 07/09/13 – 4:45 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers have voted to reject a set of changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to legislation allowing the carrying of concealed firearms in Illinois.
On the day a federal appeals court set as the deadline for lawmakers to enact concealed carry legislation, the House voted 77-31 to override Quinn’s amendatory veto of a bill approved by the legislature in May. The Senate later voted 41-17 to override the veto, meaning the original legislation becomes law.
“Had we not overridden the Governor’s veto, then tomorrow morning as of 12:01 a.m., folks could carry their guns wherever they wanted,’ said State Senator Kwame Raoul.