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Gov. Quinn To Take Action On Concealed Carry Tuesday Morning

A handgun is on display during a seminar on gun violence in Springfield, Ill.

A handgun is on display during a seminar on gun violence in Springfield, Ill. (Sean Powers/WILL)

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced that he will take action Tuesday on concealed carry legislation approved by legislators at the end of their spring session.

A notice from Quinn's office late Monday said he will take action on House Bill 183 at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chicago's James R. Thompson Center.

Earlier, Quinn told reporters he would make a decision on whether to sign a concealed carry bill "very shortly.'' 

Illinois faces a July 9 deadline to legalize the carry of weapons after a federal appeals court found Illinois' ban unconstitutional.

If Illinois does not have a concealed carry plan in place by the deadline, gun-rights advocates say it would mean any gun could be carried anywhere. Others say it would allow local municipalities to adopt carry laws.

Some communities, like Macon and Piatt Counties, have already adopted their own concealed carry laws.

Quinn could veto the measure, which outlines who can carry. The governor declined to give details Monday after signing a school safety bill, saying a decision is "imminent.''

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