Governor Pat Quinn is planning to sign new gun legislation today. The measure will increase penalties on gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon. The law has the support of Chicago area legislators and Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy. A federal report claims 33-hundred guns were reported lost or stolen in the state last year.
Meanwhile, Republican State Representative Bill Mitchell wants to ease some restrictions in the state's new concealed carry law. He's introducing legislation aimed at reducing the amount of training Illinois gun owners would have to get to carry a loaded weapon in public. It also would cut the cost of a concealed carry permit good for five years from 150-dollars to 100.