Just asking but why if the gov vetoes this bill does constitutional carry become automatic ?
Seems like a win win if he vetoes this bill in question and or does not veto the bill in question....
Sure would like constitutional carry here in Texas... Open carry is on the table this legislature session yet I am lucky enough to already have a CHL and work related CCW credentials as well.... But those will go away with retirement in a few years...:o)
Stay safe !
Illinois is under a court order. If the legislature can't come up with something to (somewhat) recognize the 2A the state (felony) anti-carry laws are void. This throws everything into limbo, since Illinois has "home rule" whereby any city of sufficient size can pass their own restrictions. These restrictions are only misdemeanors at most, and also subject to court challenge.
It would be fun to watch if you didn't live here.
It becomes automatic because the Circuit Court of Appeals gave the State until the 9th of June to write and pass a Statute that passes Constitutional muster. If they fail to do so all laws in Illinois against carrying concealed become null and void. So at 12:01 AM on 10 June 2013 there will be no laws against concealed carry in Illinois whatsoever.
That’s the ideal situation in my view. No need to ask our “betters” for permission, pay fees, take mandatory training, or anything else.
Like I said, I live in very, very strange State. Hope that clears things up.
Stay well my friend.