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Illinois Legislature Overrides Quinn’s Concealed Carry Veto

State joins 40 other states in supporting civil right of self-defense.

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Howard Nemerov

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July 9, 2013 - 1:16 pm

(Follow-up to previous post on Senate Hearing.)

The House voted 102-13 (89% yea) to override Governor Quinn’s veto of House Bill 183. The Senate voted 45-12 (79%). Overrides need 60%. Quinn must certify this bill now.

This is a shall-issue bill, with certain restrictions on where licensees can carry. Like Wisconsin in 2011, Illinois went from no carry to shall-issue in one step. This is good news for Illinois’ law-abiding mothers who want to take another step to keep their children safe. It’s a step forward for elderly and those with physical incapacitation who want to protect their own safety when out in public.

(More to follow)

Update: In my book “Four Hundred Years of Gun Control” I wrote about why—if party rhetoric is true—Democrats should be the party supporting the civil right of self-defense. Today, it was Representative Brandon W. Phelps (D-118th District) and Senator Gary Forby (D-59th District) who filed the motions to override Governor Quinn’s veto.

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.

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Wow, talk about opening a gun store in Chicago.....good for them. Anybody want to start a pool on how far the murder rate drops after 1 year of concealed carry in Chitown? I'll go out on a limb and say 52% the first year and 80% by three years.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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This is a big victory for gun rights supporters. and in a blue state to boot.

BD,
Put my down for 35% year one, and 70% by year three.
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Yep. Think about how Obama has been claiming that 90% or whatever support more gun restrictions. Contrast this with the fact that his home state just went from no-carry to shall-issue carry. AND had to override Quinn's veto to do it. Where's the alleged outraged majority or 90% against this? Quinn wanted to ban carry handguns with over 10 rounds. Veto overridden! Where's that angry 90% who supported this restriction?
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Wow, talk about opening a gun store in Chicago.....good for them. Anybody want to start a pool on how far the murder rate drops after 1 year of concealed carry in Chitown? I'll go out on a limb and say 52% the first year and 80% by three years.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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I'm thinking gun company stock is the place to be.
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Of course it would have to be a gun company that sold guns which didn't use all the out-of-stock ammo calibers.....

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Do you have a citation to IL law restricting calibers to in-state criteria?
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Did you think he wrote "out-of-state"? I'm not sure what you're asking.

I just hope all the law-abiding residents are able to get their guns before the "Zimmerman not guilty" riots start.
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You're right, sorry. Brain f**t and hurried reading.
1 year ago
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I hope to God they already have them....unregistered of course, but within arm's reach anyway ;) I know, I know, if they already had them, yeah, yeah, yeah...it was just hoping is all.

Remember Benghazi!
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