Concealed carry fight not over in Springfield

Concealed carry fight not over in Springfield

By Denise Jackson

June 11, 2012 Updated Jun 11, 2012 at 10:18 PM CDT

PEORIA,Ill -- One local state representative vows not to give up the fight to establish a concealed carry law in Illinois.

State Representative Mike Unes said he's disappointed the bill did not come up for a vote or discussion during the last days of the spring legislative session. He added despite that, he still has not given up on a chance for a debate on the matter this year.

"There's some court cases right now that are being looked at in our state and we're still hoping to have a chance to get a vote on it if we either get back for a summer special session or in the fall session," Unes said.

Mike Unes said increased shootings and crime in Chicago are proof that Cook County's gun control laws are not working.

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