Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to drum up support for changes he made to the concealed carry bill in advance of Tuesday’s deadline.
He spoke at a church on Chicago's West Side on Sunday.
“(Lawmakers) went behind closed doors on the last few days of the legislative session with the National Rifle Association, to draft this bill. I don’t think this is in the best interest’s of the people in Illinois, that’s why I changed that bill."
State Senator Gary Forby, the bill’s sponsor in the Senate, says Quinn was invited to those meetings but he was nowhere to be found.
“The problem with the Governor is, if he was so interested in this gun bill, why wasn’t he in on the negotiations?” Forby said on the Morning Newswatch Friday morning. “The Mayor of Chicago (Rahm Emanuel) had his lawyer in on the negotiation, and on the last day, he OK’d (the bill).
“Where was the governor on this?”
Forby says lawmakers will have enough votes for a complete override of Quinn’s amendatory veto.