Time is running out for Illinois lawmakers, as a final decision must be made regarding the conceal carry law. Governor Pat Quinn used his veto powers to alter conceal carry law in the state. Quinn realizes that not everyone follows the law, which raises concerns, such as prohibiting weapons where alcohol is served, limiting the number of weapons concealed, and what exactly defines concealed carry. The most important issue is that guns fall in the right hands. Many people are law biding citizens, but a lot of criminals are also out there, which worries Quinn. The full legislature, both the House and Senate, will meet Tuesday, July 9, 2013, to make a final decision.
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