With Illinois getting closer to its court-ordered concealed carry legislation deadline, advocates for gun safety gathered at the Capitol in front of the Lincoln statue. Gov. Pat Quinn joined in the rally calling for the legislatures to listen to what Illinoisans have to say. Only a concealed carry law is due in June, but Quinn says that is not enough. “I think there should be limitations on concealed carry,” Quinn said. “But I also think there are other things that need to get done.”
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Those in favor of gun reform want background checks on all gun sales, mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns, a limit on magazine capacity and increased penalties for serious gun crimes. “The way it’s looking now is there will probably be a concealed-carry bill and then there’ll be another bill, separate, that will deal with some of these other public safety measures,” Quinn said.