Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says a U.S. Supreme Court decision should help settle an aspect of the debate over concealed carry in Illinois. One of the more contentious issues comes down to a choice between two words.
Activists carried signs saying: "Loose guns = Lost Lives," "Love Thy Neighbor Not Thy Gun," and "Connecticut Protected Their Children! What Will Illinois Do?" A new, sweeping gun law was enacted earlier this month in Connecticut where Sandy Hook Elementary is located.
Supporters in the Senate on Thursday morning rounded up more than the 60 votes necessary to clear a procedural hurdle that could have held up consideration of the Democratic-crafted package. The vote was 68-31 in favor of blocking a bid by some Republicans to filibuster the legislation.