Ill. Lawmakers Want To Tweak Concealed Carry Law
Illinois lawmakers are considering amending the state's new concealed carry legislation. Lee Enterprises newspapers reports a series of changes are already being introduced in Springfield, even though the first concealed carry permits haven't been issued.
Some of the proposals would make it easier to get a permit, while others would expand the list of locations where people would be allowed to carry weapons. Others would tighten restrictions.
State Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) wants to cut the number of required training hours in half for people who want a concealed carry permit.
But a chief sponsor of the original legislation says it's too early to tweak the law.
Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) says "everybody needs to take a deep breath.''