Il Gov. Quinn Plays Emperor With Citizens’ Civil Rights

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Il Gov. Quinn Plays Emperor With Citizens’ Civil Rights

BELLEVUE, WA – -( Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn evidently believes someone elected him emperor of the Prairie State, considering his meddling with the state’s concealed carry legislation today, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said in reaction.

Gov. Quinn, using his amendatory veto authority, inserted his own gun control provisions in legislation adopted last month, including limiting the places where someone may carry, the number of cartridges someone can have in a defensive firearm and the level of concealment one must exercise, all in excess of the legislation passed by the State Legislature last month.

“This isn't government of, by or for the people,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “This is government by imperial fiat.”

State lawmakers have until July 9 2013 to override Quinn’s changes in the legislation, due to a federal court order secured in Moore v. Madigan, a case brought by CCRKBA’S sister organization, the Second Amendment Foundation.

“Quinn has taken it upon himself to dictate the level of safety a citizen can enjoy by placing an undue limit on the right to bear arms,” Gottlieb said. “Perhaps he should ask police officers to leave their spare ammunition at home.

“He wishes to stigmatize legally-armed citizens by making it nearly impossible for them to dine out with their families, friends or business associates,” he continued. “He puts the burden on business owners, churches and other venues to assure the court’s mandates are followed regarding the carrying of firearms.

“Quinn is playing petty politics with the lives of his constituents,” Gottlieb asserted, “and we hope Illinois lawmakers have the intestinal fortitude to override him when they return to Springfield next week for a one-day session.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at or by email to [email protected]

  • 8 thoughts on “Il Gov. Quinn Plays Emperor With Citizens’ Civil Rights

    1. His veto will be easily overridden. Madigan has so ordained.

      Illinois profoundly apologizes for Barack Obama. but if you vote for a card carrying member of the Chicago machine. Well, don’t act all shocked when he is totally corrupt.

      Oh, yeah. Mr. Alan Gottlieb sounds very self righteous after bragging about helping to write the Manchin-Toomey bill. I’ll never forgive that one.

    2. Illinois where the governors make your license plates. I also will never move back. Illinois has no regard for the law, the constitution, honesty or ethics. It is not hard to remember a time when Illinois did something wrong, but try and remember the last time they did something right.

    3. And this is why I will NEVER move back to Illinois. What a shame, since all my family lives there. A supporter of the 2nd Amend. is considered a criminal, to be hunted down by the elites. I couldn’t imagine having to sell everything I own just to cross the state line. Chicago’s even worse, blatantly refusing to follow the Supreme Court’s rulings in McDonald v. Chicago and the Heller decision. How do they get away with it? Maybe we need to start using the tactics of the Left, if we can stomach it.

    4. “… by placing an UNDO limit on the right to bear arms,”

      “… by placing an UNDUE limit on the right to bear arms,”

      There. Fixed it fer ya.

    5. Sounds like there’s one governor that should be recalled by the people. Illinois is such and idiotic communist state. They are scrambling like crazy to keep guns out of decent peoples hands with every tool they can figure. The people need to just let loose on the libtard democrats there. Chicago should be the first to burn, along with that moronic mayor.

    6. They won’t override the changes. The changes are exactly what the majority had to compromise to get it to pass at all. The majority won’t vote on it, and the minority doesn’t have enough. And Illinoisians will get screwed by the communists yet again.

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