Illinois Concealed Carry fails in the House

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  1. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois gun-rights backers still believe they have the upper hand after legislation allowing the possession of concealed guns failed.
    But they're not going to walk away from negotiations despite a federal court's June 9 deadline for gun-shy Illinois to abandon its position as the last state in the nation to allow concealed carry.
    Rep. Brandon Phelps is a southern Illinois Democrat who sponsored the concealed carry bill. It failed Thursday 64-45. It needed 71 votes.
    Phelps had warned his colleagues that blowing the deadline set by the 7th Circuit U.S. Appeals Court would usher in a system without rules.
    Phelps said Friday it's better for everyone if lawmakers set up rules. He might recall his bill later this month.

    The bill is HB997.
     
  2. threetango

    threetango Moderator Moderator

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    Can't wait to see how this fiasco turns out.
     

  3. 911JB

    911JB New Member

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    I agree, I cany wait either.


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  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    No big surprise there.....!!