Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
In Springfield, a new concealed-carry gun bill is on the move in the Illinois House.
What this concealed-carry bill would do is pre-empt local gun control and give anybody the right to a permit unless State Police think you are a clear and present danger.
Concealed-carry would be banned on mass transit and airports, schools, stadiums and government buildings.
During debate in committee, downstate Republican Mike Bost was zinged by Northbrook Democrat Elaine Nekritz.
Bost: We don’t want people to feel in danger. We want law-abiding citizens to be able to carry in a sensible manner, to be trained and certified and qualified.
Nekritz: Representative Bost, if you come to my house, leave your gun at home!
In any case, the bill sailed out of committee on a vote of 13-3 and because it has Speaker Madigan’s support the full House may approve it and send it to the Senate.
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