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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013

* Keep an eye on the 10 o’clock Senate Executive Committee meeting. The rest of the media missed it, but there’s a big amendment coming on concealed carry. Watch the ScribbleLive

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  1. - Libertyville's finest - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 9:47 am:

    Smart money is on banning everywhere liquor is served driven by the Illinois Restaurant Association

  2. - Kevin Highland - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 10:16 am:

    Read HB11 amendment Sen. amendment 2….defines concealed as entirely concealed. Limits to 1 firearm + one 10 round magazine carried.

    I stopped reading there.

  3. - CrookCounty60827 - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 10:26 am:

    Witness slips from ILGA Witness Slip page:

    Support: 31
    Oppose: 1648
    No Opinion: 15

  4. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 11:00 am:

    If i am wrong please correct me but i believe the reasoning for the mostly concealed language is to cover legitimate accidental exposure. I.e. The wind catches your jacket and the butt is exposed. Seems like a common sense thing to not arrest someone because of an unplanned gust of wind.

  5. - JeffR - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 1:28 pm:

    Mason born, that is exactly why complete concealment was not in the bill.

  6. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 1:39 pm:


    As i thought just wanted to point out the difference between what Quinn wanted and common sense.

  7. - FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    Last few days I have been in North Carolina and Oregon, signage to prohibit carry does not seem to be a problem. I have been in about 20 states in last 6 months, same in all.

  8. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 2:06 pm:

    I wonder will Quinn AV the New (hb1453) bill to add the rest of his wishlist?? Let him have another Grand Press Conference???

  9. - Deep South - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 2:17 pm:

    Both houses override…good. Now all the shootings killings in Chicago will stop.

  10. - FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 2:26 pm:

    @ deep south

    It will not stop the Chicago violence. The good people under siege will have chance for self protection, but as long as the majority remain silent and the underlying issues are ignored, the violence will continue.

  11. - Dan S. - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 3:00 pm:

    Get rid of the gangs, cut off their welfare should solve some of the problem.

  12. - Ken_in_Aurora - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    Strike the signage changes, pass it and send it back to the Senate!

  13. - cover - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 3:19 pm:

    The House has corrected its process, the bill is now law: Public Act 98-63.

  14. - stev'r - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 3:28 pm:

    get r done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whats wrong with this state always last at most stuff

  15. - Ken_in_Aurora - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 3:38 pm:

    Good. I had no problem with the follow-on except for the signage changes, but I had big issues with that part.

  16. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 3:42 pm:


    I agree the signage was a big one. I also thought giving school administrators the authority to declare someone a danger all by themselves seemed a bit much. Unless most of them are Psychiatrists and i missed it.

  17. - Mason born - Tuesday, Jul 9, 13 @ 3:48 pm:

    On a side note i wouldn’t be surprised if something similar would pass during veto session. I suspect a lot of people are P’od at Quinn for the way he worked his veto and not in the mood to give him a win on any of it.

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