Concealed carry is now law in Illinois. State lawmakers today overrode Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed changes to gun legislation, just meeting a federal appeals court’s deadline to legalize concealed carry.
Governor Pat Quinn says Illinois' only hope to retain its ban on concealed carry is for the attorney general to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. But the attorney general says she's waiting to see what the General Assembly does.
As politicians debate gun control in Washington and Springfield, we've has been trying to hear from local gun owners. It’s part of a series called “Our Guns” - about the many reasons Americans own them. Hunters and sportsmen have complex relationships to firearms.
It’s a wrenching debate for the country, and the anguish over Sandy Hook and the relentless shootings in Chicago have reinvigorated the divisive issue. We’ve been following the many sides of the gun debate and we’ll continue to do so, but today we begin a series we’re calling “Our Guns” -- conversations with people who own and are committed to gun rights. We start today by hearing from people in rural Illinois.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants the state’s ban on concealed carry to be upheld. She is asking all ten judges on the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the ban.