The concealed carry fight seems to be lingering on but several state senators are calling on Governor Quinn to go ahead and put an end to the debate. Democrats Andy Manar, Gary Forby, Mike Jacobs, Mattie Hunter, Dave Koehler, and Pat McGuire say Quinn should take quick action on the bill in order to prevent a public safety crisis.
The courts have ruled the state’s concealed carry ban unconstitutional and at least four state’s attorneys say they won’t prosecute people for carrying a gun in public, so long as they have a valid FOID card. Lawmakers had until June 9th to get law on the books, but the deadline has been extended to July 9th. Lisa Madigan has until July 22nd to decide if she’ll appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.