Illinois Governor Quinn Voices Opposition to Carry

Illinois Governor Quinn Voices Opposition to Carry

Illinois Governor Quinn Voices Opposition to Carry

Gov. Pat Quinn sought to stall a push to allow concealed carry in Illinois, saying Tuesday that he would veto any measure lawmakers sent him that would allow citizens to walk around with loaded guns in public.

“I don’t think we’re in the business of trying to increase danger to the people of Illinois. We want to work with our law enforcement and prevent bad things from happening,” the governor said at a morning news conference.

The threat of a veto from Quinn did little to deter supporters who have been emboldened by last summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that tossed out Chicago‘s long-standing gun ban.

 

Read more at the Chicago Tribune

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