Speaker: House Guns Vote on Friday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns will get a vote Friday.

The Chicago Democrat emerged from a private meeting of his caucus late Wednesday afternoon saying he believes there are sufficient votes to adopt a plan.

Madigan says the measure incorporates most of the items city of Chicago officials wanted in a gun-carry bill. Madigan's language tweaks an earlier proposal by Rep. Brandon Phelps -- a Harrisburg Democrat. Phelps says he's on board with the changes. He says the bill ensures "that good guys have guns."

A federal appeals court ruled in December than an Illinois ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional. It gave lawmakers until June 9 to remedy the situation.

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The bill is SB2193

Online: http://www.ilga.gov


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