Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is still reviewing the concealed carry measure approved by state lawmakers this spring. The legislation includes a provision requiring hands-on training, which is something those on both sides of the gun debate say is important.
A federal appeals court is giving the Illinois Legislature 180 days to create a concealed carry law. It cited the Second Amendment in striking down the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons in public.
One western Illinois lawmaker believes the legislature can meet a court-ordered deadline to create a concealed carry law.
Illinois is the lone state that prohibits people from carrying guns in public, but that might not be the case much longer. A federal court opinion strikes down the state's ban.
"“It means that in 2013 Illinois will join 49 other states and we will have a law to allow people to carry handguns for self-defense outside the home,” said Todd Vandermyde of the National Rifle Association.
Non-binding resolution will just ask voters if they believe the Legislature should enact concealed carry Adams County voters in November will see a concealed carry question on their ballots. The Adams County Board Tuesday night voted on a resolution to send the issue to the voters.