Governor Says More Work Needed On Gun Bill



 Gov. Pat Quinn says he favors a "comprehensive approach" when it comes to a bill that toughens gun crime sentences.
 
The Chicago Democrat has long favored gun control, including attempts to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines. He also opposed Illinois' concealed carry legislation, which lawmakers had to approve in order to comply with a court order.
 
Quinn told reporters Thursday that a bill proposing mandatory minimum sentences sponsored by state Rep. Mike Zalewski  is "by no means a final product" but would not specify how he'd change it.
 
The measure requires a 3-year prison sentence for illegally carrying a loaded gun. Zalewski called off a committee vote this week to meet with opponents.
 
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the bill will help combat city violence.

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The bill is SB1342
 
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