Deadline looms for Ill. lawmakers to avoid unrestricted conceal carry law

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Updated Friday, May 10 at 12:11 PM

 (KMOV) – Illinois lawmakers have until June 9 to agree on a conceal carry law or concealed guns could be allowed anywhere in the state.

Lawmakers have failed on three attempts to pass a conceal and carry law and the NRA helped derail a senate bill on Thursday.

A court-mandated law would have no restrictions on where citizens could take a conceal carry weapon. 

That means conceal carry could be legal in schools, hospitals, casinos and on mass transit if lawmakers do not agree on a bill by the deadline. 
 
Both republicans and democrats agree conceal carry needs to have some restrictions but they can’t agree on what they should be.
 
The big hang up is the widening gap between Chicago lawmakers who want tight restrictions and downstate lawmakers who are strong supporters of gun rights. 
 
News 4’s Matt Sczesny spoke with Illinois residents on how they feel on legislators’ progress in Illinois. 
 

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