Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Quinn's Veto Overriden In The Illinois General Assembly

Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory veto of HB 183 was overriden in the Illinois House today on a vote of 77 for and 31 against. It now goes to the Illinois Senate where Sen. Gary Forby (D-Marion) has introduced a motion to override the veto.

Today is the day that the stay issued by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in the joint cases of Shepard v. Madigan and Moore v. Madigan expires.

UPDATE: Interestingly enough, the Illinois State Police is prepared for the bill's passage. It has up a  FAQ page on concealed carry permits including the cost of permits and the qualifications to obtain a permit.

UPDATE II: Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory veto. The Senate vote was 41 to 17.

The State of Illinois now has concealed carry. While it will take a while to get things up and running, the state does have concealed carry.

1 comment:

  1. anyone who has a CCW from another state can carry on their person INSIDE their car and leave a loaded weapon in their car now. . . .effective immediately. NOTE; YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR AND CCW - THERE IS NO RECIPROCITY. However, you can have the weapon outside the vehicle in the "safety zone" immediately around the car to place it in the trunk.

    My advice - buy a gun safe and leave it inside the vehicle, strapped to the drivers' seat.

    -Dirk Diggler