House Passes Concealed Carry Bill

By WEEK Reporter

November 16, 2011 Updated Nov 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. House passed a measure Wednesday that would create a concealed carry permit from one state valid in any state that already allows citizens to carry concealed weapons.

Tuesday, an amendment that would have allowed Illinois residents to obtain out-of-state gun-carry permits and use them legally in Illinois failed.

Illinois remains the only state in the Union which bans all concealed carry gun permits.

Backers of concealed carry said Chicago-area politicians have quashed the issue, despite pleas from downstate legislators.

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