Quinn changes Illinois concealed carry legislation

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 2 at 6:56 PM

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CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to change concealed carry legislation because it has “serious flaws” and was inspired by the National Rifle Association.

The Chicago Democrat held a news conference in downtown Chicago on Tuesday to announce that he’s using his amendatory veto power to add ammunition limits, bar guns in establishments serving alcohol and says local governments should be able to enact their own local laws in some cases.

He spoke surrounded by nearly 100 anti-violence advocates, who cheered as he spoke. The crowd included young children and people who’ve lost family in shootings.

Quinn says his “important, common sense changes” protect public safety.

Quinn’s other changes include more clarification on mental health reporting and stricter definition of “concealed carry,” among other things.

 

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