Illinois legislature working on concealed carry laws

By WEEK Reporter

April 10, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 6:53 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- In the state's capitol, lawmakers are attempting to hammer out an agreement that would bring Illinois' firearms laws in line with the rest of the nation.

Late last year, the 7th Circuit U.S Court of Appeals ordered Illinois to legalize concealed carry.

According to the Pantagraph, Governor Pat Quinn opposes the decision but wants any law to grant individual cities and towns the ability to impose tougher gun regulations.

Lawmakers have agreed to some restrictions on where guns can be carried in public, but no proposals have been floated that would give cities the ability to impose their own rules.

The Illinois Legislature has until June to approve a concealed carry law.