A concealed carry bill is finally headed to Governor Quinn's desk. Senator Matt Murphy says they would've put their communities in great danger if they didn't pass a concealed carry bill. Lawmakers were racing against the clock to get a gun bill on the books. Had they missed the June 9th deadline, constitutional carry would've gone into effect. Some say that would've left non-home-rule communities in greater danger because people would've been able to carry without restriction.
This concealed carry measure is a truly compromised bill, and State Senator Bill Haine of Alton says the bill isn't perfect but it strikes a fair balance.
The bill passed with veto-proof majority so if Quinn rejects it, it will likely be overridden.