• BREAKING: Conceal carry deal could be near

    by  • May 30, 2013 • News

    Illinois lawmakers may have finally struck a conceal carry deal. It appears an agreement that will preempt home rule only on firearms transportation and existing conceal carry laws. breaking-news1

    The legislators, State Senators Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) and Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), State Reps. Mike Bost (R- Murphysboro), Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein), Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) and Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) have been meeting in House Speaker Michael Madigan’s conference room Thursday afternoon, have also agreed that all existing assault weapons bans will remain in place.

    However, sources say the lawmakers, who excluded Governor Pat Quinn’s representative from Illinois State Police from the negotiations, have agreed that any new assault weapon bans must be adopted by home rule communities within 10 days of the law taking effect. The new conceal carry law would ban any further assault weapons bans and would abolish Chicago’s gun registry.

    Now being drafted, the measure should be called to the Illinois Senate floor Thursday night.