Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been calling on Governor Pat Quinn to sign the concealed carry bill. But, Quinn says they can wait a little longer.
“That’s a very complex bill,” says Quinn. “I’m analyzing every single part of it. My mission is to protect the safety of the people of Illinois. All 13 million people. That comes before anything else. Politicians can wait. I’ll have a decision within a very reasonable amount of time.”
Quinn has until July 9th to sign the bill. So far about ten counties across the state have said they won’t prosecute people for concealed carry violations, claiming they won’t enforce a law that the courts have ruled unconstitutional. If Quinn vetoes the bill, lawmakers will have to make another trip to Springfield to override it.