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Governor Quinn Calls for Common-Sense Gun Laws That Protect Communities

Joins Community Walk Against Violence

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today joined local residents for a community walk on the south side of Chicago to discuss the importance of common-sense gun laws in Illinois, especially when it comes to concealed carry. Earlier this week Governor Quinn issued an amendatory veto of House Bill 183, legislation that would allow and regulate the carrying of concealed handguns in public places, to address several serious safety problems. The changes address several serious safety problems with the legislation and will make communities safer across the state.

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Governor Quinn Calls for Common-Sense Gun Laws

Reminds Wrigleyville Crowd that Weapons and Alcohol Don’t Mix

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today visited the popular area surrounding Chicago’s Wrigley Field to discuss the importance of common-sense gun laws in Illinois, especially when it comes to concealed carry. Earlier this week Governor Quinn issued an amendatory veto of House Bill 183, legislation that would allow and regulate the carrying of concealed handguns in public places, to address several serious safety problems. One of the governor's critical changes to ensure public safety is to prohibit concealed weapons from public areas such as taverns and restaurants where alcohol is served.

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Governor Quinn Takes Amendatory Veto Action on Concealed Carry Legislation

Governor Uses Constitutional Authority to Address Serious Public Safety Issues

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took amendatory veto action on House Bill 183 – legislation that will allow and regulate the carrying of concealed handguns in public places. The governor’s amendatory veto makes critical changes to several provisions that pose significant safety risks, and strengthens the legislation to better protect the people of Illinois. Today's action is part of the governor's agenda to improve public safety in Illinois.

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News

Quinn's concealed-carry changes at a glance
Quad City Times | July 2, 2013

Quinn changes Illinois concealed carry legislation
Daily Herald | July 2, 2013

Quinn highlights Chicago violence in bill rewrite
Bloomington Pantagraph | July 2, 2013

Illinois Concealed Carry: Gov. Pat Quinn Uses Amendatory Veto, Wants To Make Gun Bill Stricter
Huffington Post | July 2, 2013

Quinn moves to tighten Illinois' concealed carry bill with ammo limit, restrictions
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | July 2, 2013

Governor Quinn to amend 'flawed' concealed carry bill
ABC7 Chicago | July 2, 2013

Quinn: Let suburbs ban assault weapons
Daily Herald | July 2, 2013

Quinn writes stricter rules into concealed carry bill
Chicago Tribune | July 2, 2013

Quinn uses veto power to restrict concealed-carry bill
Belleville News-Democrat | July 2, 2013

Gov. Quinn rewrites concealed-carry bill, says it poses 'serious safety problems'
Chicago Sun-Times | July 2, 2013