052813br0566rSPRINGFIELD – Earlier today, Governor Quinn used his constitutional authority to veto and recommend changes to House Bill 183, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which allows and regulates the carrying of concealed firearms in public places.

State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) – who supported the measure in the Senate – released the following statement:

“The bill we sent to the governor passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support,” Manar said. “And it was not just representatives from southern and central Illinois who voted in favor of it, but Chicago and suburban lawmakers did as well. I think that level of support was the result of months of negotiations and compromise by both sides and it’s disappointing that the governor decided now to weigh in. However, I am confident that we have the numbers to override the governor’s veto.”

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