Illinois legislators are poised today to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, reports the Chicago Tribune. The prospects for rejecting Quinn’s changes are high in the Democratic-controlled legislature, which faces a court-ordered deadline to enact a concealed carry law.
Quinn’s gun-control position, along with those of potential primary challenger Bill Daley, give gun-rights-supporting Democrats outside Chicago little place to turn when it comes to casting a primary ballot for the state’s top job. Quinn spent the weekend at Chicago churches with large African-American congregations to talk about gun violence. Yesterday, he urged legislators to “not genuflect before the National Rifle Association.”