SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has passed a concealed carry bill, 85-30, which would set uniform standards for concealed carry statewide.
It’s sponsor admits it has flaws, but feels it is the best bill given an approaching deadline for the state to pass a law as mandated by the federal courts.
The bill would require those 21-years or older to pay $150 fee for a five year permit.
They’d have to spend 16 hours in training, including time on the range.
But the most controversial part is that it overrides home rule, effectively eliminating all local gun laws and ordinances, making everyone statewide follow the same rules.
The margin in the House would override a Governor’s veto, but Governor Quinn pledged in a statement to do whatever he could to defeat it, calling it “a massive overreach on the concealed carry issue that would automatically repeal local public safety ordinances including Chicago’s assault weapons ban. … The principle of home rule is an important one. As written, this legislation is a massive overreach that would repeal…