State Gets Another Concealed-Carry Extension

Jun 18, 2013

Illinois now has until July 22nd to enact a concealed-carry law. That's after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by the state Attorney General to push back the deadline.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants more time to consider an appeal of an earlier court ruling that said Illinois' concealed-carry ban was unconstitutional.

Illinois lawmakers originally had until June 9th to pass a law. They did send a measure to Governor Pat Quinn, who is currently reviewing the bill.

During that time, Madigan was granted an initial extension to have the ban lifted by July 9th.

One thing Madigan's staff wants to consider is the governor's action. If he signs the bill, an appeal would be moot.