Gov. Pat Quinn (John White~Sun-Times)
A concealed carry bill that would wipe out all Chicago and Cook County gun laws sailed through the Democrat-controlled Illinois House today by an 85-30 vote, even though it was opposed by many of the state's top Democrats.
Here's what Gov. Pat Quinn said after the vote:
"This legislation is wrong for Illinois.
"It was wrong yesterday in committee, it's wrong today, and it's wrong for the future of public safety in our state.
"The principle of home rule is an important one. As written, this legislation is a massive overreach that would repeal critical gun safety ordinances in Chicago, Cook County, and across Illinois.
"We need strong gun safety laws that protect the people of our state. Instead, this measure puts public safety at risk.
"I will not support this bill and I will work with members of the Illinois Senate to stop it in its tracks."