Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn issued an amendatory veto to make changes to the concealed carry bill Tuesday, calling for a number of changes to the legislation in the name of public safety.
Specifically, Quinn is calling for the following changes to the bill:
- A full ban on concealed carry in places that serve alcohol. The current bill bans concealed carry in places where sales of alcohol make up 50 percent or more of the establishment's revenue.
- A requirement that all establishments allowing concealed carry put up a sign indicating that it is allowed.
- Employers should be able to ban concealed carry at their workplace.
- A requirement that concealed weapons to be full concealed, not mostly concealed which the current bill allows.
- Places a limit of one concealed weapon to be carried at a time, permitting only one magazine clip with 10 rounds to be on one's person at a time.
- All home-rule municipalities should be able to have their own ban on assault weapons.
“If Illinois is going to legalize the carrying of loaded, concealed guns, our state should do so with common sense and a commitment to preventing mass violence,” reads Quinn's amendatory message.
The Quinn administration outlined the desired changes to the concealed carry bill here, at KeepIllinoisSafe.org. Lawmakers could override Quinn's veto with a three-fifths vote in the Senate and the House.
Bill Daley, who has all but formerly declared a run for the governor's mansion in 2014, criticized Quinn's actions on the concealed carry bill.
"Because Governor Quinn failed to push for changes he made today during the spring session, we have a bad bill without universal background checks or a ban on high capacity magazines, and his amendatory veto stunt likely will not change that at all. Real leaders like Mayor Mike Bloomberg have led on gun safety issues, but Governor Quinn has failed."