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Amendatory Veto to Concealed Carry


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation that would allow concealed carry in the state.

The governor wants numerous changes made to the proposal.

At a splashy Chicago news conference surrounded by relatives of shooting victims, Quinn said the National Rifle Association had too great a role in shaping the concealed-carry legislation. 

Quinn is demanding a more restrictive concealed-carry law. He would prohibit guns where alcohol is served, and allow companies to bar guns from their parking lots.

He wants to restore the right of cities and towns to be pass their own firearms regulations, and he would limit people to carrying one gun and one magazine that holds no more than 10 rounds.

It remains to be seen whether lawmakers will take up his suggestions.

The legislation -- ordered by a federal court with a July 9 deadline -- was the result of months of negotiations between gun-control and gun-rights supporters.

The measure initially passed with more than enough votes to override Quinn's veto.

State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) and State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) are both critical of Quinn’s veto.