Concealed Carry



The Illinois Senate plans to present a concealed-carry gun bill which keeps local firearms laws intact.
 
But a spokeswoman for President John Cullerton says Senate Democrats will also consider a House version that overturns ordinances like Chicago's assault-weapons ban.
 
Committee votes on both measures could come as early as Tuesday.
 
The House approved a carry plan last week that also invalidates local firearms regulations.
 
Cullerton calls that an "overreach." His spokeswoman Rikeesha Phelon (rih-KEE'-shuh fuh-LAHN') says a bill sponsored by Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH'-may rah-OOL') will likely be re-written to mimic the House version without the pre-emption of local laws and to make other changes.
 
A federal appeals court gave Illinois until June 9 to adopt a concealed-carry law.
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The bills are HB183 and SB2193.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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