Brady Campaign Statement on Gov. Pat Quinn’s Amendatory Veto of Illinois Concealed Carry Law | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Brady Campaign Statement on Gov. Pat Quinn’s Amendatory Veto of Illinois Concealed Carry Law

For Immediate Release - July 3, 2013 - Contact: media [at] bradynetwork [dot] org 

Washington, DC – The following statement was released today by Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:

"We commend Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for his decision to amend concealed carry legislation that recently passed the Illinois legislature.  Quinn listened to concerned community leaders, victims and survivors of gun violence, law enforcement officials and other key stakeholders throughout Illinois to use his veto powers to delete dangerous provisions of the concealed carry legislation.  His common sense approach recognizes that loaded, hidden guns don’t belong in establishments that serve alcohol.  That someone should not be able to carry more than one loaded and concealed gun at a time, nor should they be able to conceal hundreds of rounds of ammunition on their person.  

We support the Governor’s amendments to HB 183.  He has listened to Illinois citizens to make these changes to the legislation and we call on the Illinois legislature to uphold them when they meet next week.”

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Dan Gross is the President of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

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