Quinn changes Illinois concealed carry legislation
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has demanded tougher restrictions in a bill that would make his state the last nationwide to allow the concealed carry of guns.
A federal appeals court ruled that Illinois' ban on concealed carry was unconstitutional and gave lawmakers until July 9 to come up with a plan.
For months, lawmakers debated and came up with a compromise measure they sent to Quinn.
But the Chicago Democrat says it was a rush job and influenced by the National Rifle Association. He used his power of amendatory veto Tuesday to call for a one-gun limit and a ban on weapons in establishments that serve alcohol, among other things.
The bill's sponsor says lawmakers will override Quinn ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
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