Court Extends Concealed Carry Ban for 30 Days

(AP) — The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday gave Illinois an extra 30 days to lift its ban on concealed weapons.

The court acted on Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request to allow Gov. Pat Quinn more time to review legislation passed last week. However, on issuing its ruling, the court said it would not issue another extension of its mandate past the new deadline of July 9.

Madigan said the Sunday deadline would have shortened the time set in the state constitution to allow Quinn to review legislation. The constitution says after the Legislature sends the governor a bill, the governor gets 60 days to decide whether he'll sign it.

"I'm reviewing that," Quinn said yesterday of the gun bill. He said he agreed with Madigan filing the petition.

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