• Quinn may veto concealed carry measure

    by  • June 6, 2013 • News

    State lawmakers are reporting there is a chance Gov. Pat Quinn will veto a court-mandated concealed carry measure that was passed by the General Assembly last week. CONCEAL CARRY

    The federal court this week gave the state a 30 day extension on its June 9, deadline to have in place a concealed carry law. The extension gives Quinn more time to review the plan, but the appellate court says it will not give the state another extension.

    Reports indicate Quinn will veto the bipartisan legislation in hopes of having the General Assembly rework the measure during a special session. Quinn announced Thursday that he he will call lawmakers back to Springfield June 19.

    Sen. Kyle McCarter. R-Lebanon, said in the Withers Broadcasting studio earlier this week that such an approach wouldn’t work, because the bill had a veto-proof majority that was sufficient to override any Quinn veto.