SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) offered the following comments on July 9, after Illinois lawmakers overrode Governor Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of House Bill 183, the long-awaited concealed-carry legislation.
"Today, the Illinois General Assembly reaffirmed the Second Amendment and supported 13 million citizens’ basic right to self defense. I am pleased that we overrode Governor Quinn’s veto and its time to move forward with the implementation of House Bill 183,” Rose said. “Democrats and Republicans joined together to add Illinois to the 49 other states in the Union with some form of concealed-carry provisions. For too long, our state has suffered without a basic recognition of one’s true Second Amendment rights and we are now reversing that injustice."
House Bill 183 now moves onto the implementation phase and Senator Rose is committed to working with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement authorities to move the licensure process forward.