March , 2019

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CHICAGO, IL – Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) issued the following statement on Gov. Quinn’s amendatory veto of House Bill 183, which would permit the concealed carry of a weapon in Illinois:

In May, I voted against this legislation because I believed it would make communities in my district — and throughout the state — less safe. Today, I applaud the governor for rewriting it in a way that respects the court order while introducing commonsense restrictions.

As written, the legislation does not limit the number of guns a person can carry, nor does it ban firearms anywhere alcohol is served. These are reckless omissions. It will also prevent home rule communities from taking control of their own public safety by passing assault weapons bans; the governor’s proposal would restore that right.

I will not vote to override this veto, and I will urge my colleagues to consider and adopt the suggestions made today, either as part of the current plan or as follow-up legislation.


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