Madigan seeks 2nd delay on Illinois gun plan

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court's order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.
   
Madigan already got one extension - until June 24 - to challenge the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that said a ban on concealed firearms is unconstitutional. Now she wants until July 24.
   
The request was filed late Friday, but The Associated Press obtained a copy Monday before it was posted electronically.
   
The appellate court ordered the ban be lifted by July 9. Lawmakers complied by sending Gov. Pat Quinn a plan on permitting concealed carry.
   
A spokeswoman says one reason Madigan's seeking another delay is because of uncertainty over Quinn's plans for the measure.

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