- Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:48 AM
SPRINGFIELD – Earlier today, Governor Quinn used his constitutional authority to veto and recommend changes to House Bill 183, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which allows and regulates the carrying of concealed firearms in public places.
State Senator Gary Forby (D–Benton) – a longtime advocate for gun rights and Sponsor of HB 183 in the Senate – released the following statement:
“This doesn’t come as a shock to anyone,” Forby said. “We knew this governor was going to make this political. If he had concerns about the bill, maybe he should have been more involved when lawmakers spent months working on it. Instead, he makes major changes to the bill after it passed both the House and Senate with veto-proof majorities. Just doesn’t seem very democratic to me.”
Please listen to further comments from Senator Forby here: