Governor Quinn continues to push for the changes he’s made to concealed carry legislation, prior to a vote on those changes Tuesday. Even though lawmakers are expected to override Quinn’s amendatory veto, Quinn says the changes he’s made, like prohibiting concealed guns in bars, make sense. Among those changes: Disallowing guns in bars. Quinn says the changes he’s made are for people’s protection and blames the National Rifle Association for helping to push the bill through Springfield.
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The bill’s sponsor, Representative Brandon Phelps says if lawmakers don’t override Quinn’s veto, it would amount to confusion on what the law says. A federal court order sets Tuesday as the deadline for Illinois to end its ban on public possession of guns. Quinn says he has a lot of support for his stance. Lawmakers vote on whether to override his veto Tuesday.