The difference of opinion in the conceal-carry debate between lawmakers and residents from central and southern Illinois versus those living in and around Chicago continues, as lawmakers head back to Springfield on Tuesday. The purpose is to override Governor Pat Quinn's amendatory veto of the bill that was passes by an overwhelming margin at the end of the spring legislative session. Alton State Senator Bill Haine says Chicago's gun-crime problem is the reason Quinn and other Chicago politicians hold the views opposing gun rights.
Haine thinks that rather that keeping law-abiding citizens from being able to protect themselves, Chicagoans could look to New York City for guidance.
Governor Quinn's amendatory veto prohibits guns in any establishment that serves alcohol, and lets employers ban firearms at work. He also wants to restrict people to carrying only one gun at a time with one clip that holds no more than 10 rounds of ammo.
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