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Illinois could end last state ban on carrying concealed guns

BillinillIL Wrote: Jul 09, 2013 12:56 PM
Pat Quinn wants everybody to be Barney Pfeiff. Carry one bullet in your pocket.

By Greg McCune

CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, the only one in the United States to have a law prohibiting the carrying of concealed guns, could lift the ban on Tuesday when lawmakers are expected to vote on the measure.

Leaders of the state House of Representatives and Senate have scheduled debate on Governor Pat Quinn's veto of parts of the proposal to allow concealed guns in public.

If three-fifths of the legislators in each chamber vote to override the governor, the prohibition on concealed weapons will end in a victory for the gun rights...

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