Governor Pat Quinn has until July 9th to get a conceal carry law on the books in Illinois - a month later than originally planned, and he said yesterday he's in no hurry. Republican State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon says it's in the best interest of the Governor to sign the bill that was sent to him. There is still some confusion as to whether a lack of a signature would lead to constitutional, or open-carry.
Kay says the governor has a big decision to make in the next two weeks.
Kay has said recently that the issue hits home for him, as his daughter was assaulted by a much bigger man when she was 16 years old, and believes conceal carry would have benefited her in that instance. Governor Quinn says he won't rush to sign the concealed carry bill, and he says he's doing a thorough review of the measure.