ISRA Applauds Override Of Governor Quinn’s Veto Of Concealed Carry Legislation

Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois –-( The ISRA is congratulating the Illinois General Assembly for overriding Governor Quinn’s recent veto of concealed carry legislation.

By overriding the veto, the general assembly is affirming that law-abiding Illinois citizens have a right to defend themselves with the most effective means available — the defensive firearm.

“Over the past several weeks, the good people of Illinois have had to endure political showmanship, political gamesmanship, and ultimately political brinkmanship,” commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson.

“But, in the end, good sense won out over the gun control extremists and Illinois now has a framework in place to allow citizens to defend themselves.”

“Of course this legislation is not perfect,” continued Pearson. “Both sides had to engage in give and take to get where we are today. Over the coming months and years, we’ll see what in the law works and what doesn’t. We’ll fine tune the concealed carry provisions when necessary with the goal of maintaining high permitting standards while ensuring that the right to self defense may be exercised freely when circumstances warrant.”

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful, and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a decade, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners Visit:

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The report from Richard Pearson on one of the worst carry bills in America, brought to you by NRA contract lobbyist Donald Todd Vandermyde. Criminal penalties for every violation of the carry bill, hundreds of gun-free zones, no public transportation carry, an unelected Star Chamber CC Licensing Review Board where cops can smear you anonymously, and of course Duty to Inform w/ criminal penalties so police criminals and police impersonators can kill armed citizens with legal cover. Thanks Todd! Vandermyde worked for William Dugan at the Intl. Union of Operating Engineers local 150 in Countryside, before Dugan was convicted by… Read more »