Illinois Senate plans changes to gun measure


Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate plans to present a concealed-carry gun bill which keeps local firearms laws intact.
But a spokeswoman for President John Cullerton says Senate Democrats will also consider a House version that overturns ordinances like Chicago's assault-weapons ban.
Committee votes on both measures could come as early as Tuesday.
The House approved a carry plan last week that also invalidates local firearms regulations.
Cullerton calls that an "overreach." His spokeswoman Rikeesha Phelon says a bill sponsored by Sen. Kwame Raoul will likely be re-written to mimic the House version without the pre-emption of local laws and to make other changes.
A federal appeals court gave Illinois until June 9 to adopt a concealed-carry law.
The bills are HB183 and SB2193.
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