A controversial gun bill has cleared the House after two hours heated debate. Most Chicago lawmakers don't like the bill because they say it'll increase their crime rates, but State Representative Dwight Kay, a Glen Carbon Republican, says that won't happen. Supporters say if this bill becomes law, Illinois will have the strictest concealed carry law in the nation. It won't allow people with a criminal or mental history to carry guns in public.
Gun owners would have to go through 16 hours of training before they can be licensed. And, people would have to leave their guns in cars when entering gun free zones. State Representative Dan Beiser, and Alton Democrat, also voted for the bill.
The bill now heads to the Senate but President John Cullerton says expresses concerns He says the NRA has it's fingerprints all over it.