I would have written “congratulations”, but frankly it’s not a good bill by a long shot.
Illinois does have right to carry effective immediately.
Guess it’s time to de-gun as I was enjoying the “unregulated carry” cliff.
As for the petulant man-child governor… he huffed and he puffed and he blew a bunch of hot air that was a LONG way from getting the votes he needed to sustain his lame veto. Someone should have clued him in that you need to show up to have a showdown.
So, not only is he irrelevant, he’s impotent too.
Hey Pat, next time pop a couple of these before you try to show us how relevant you are.
SPRINGFIELD (Daily Herald) — Illinois lawmakers made quick work of overriding Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto and making law a plan to allow people to carry concealed weapons in public.
Now, Illinois State Police will take time to set up the program and Illinoisans can apply for permits to carry after that.
The House’s 77-31 vote and Senate’s 41-17 easily shunned Quinn’s rewrites. Suburban lawmakers largely supported the concealed carry plan, but Quinn rewrote the legislation to make it more restrictive.
The House vote to override him came without a single word of debate on the floor.
“Today’s vote and the lack of debate is a clear indicator of the ineptitude of the governor on this issue,” said state Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican.
Before the vote, Quinn backers were trying to get lawmakers to change their minds and support his plan. Wheeling Township Democrats, for example, sent out messages early this morning urging people to call lawmakers and ask them to support Quinn’s side of one of the most controversial issues of the year.