SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- In an emotional test vote, the Illinois House overwhelmingly rejects a concealed carry measure.
The legislation failed on a 31 to 76 roll call vote. The "may issue" proposal is modeled after a highly restrictive New York gun law. It would have allowed county sheriffs and other government officials to weigh in on whether a person should be allowed to have a concealed-carry permit.
The next measure expected to come up for a vote -- a "shall issue" concealed-carry bill, under which a permit would have to be issued to anyone who meets certain requirements.
The state legislature is under a federal court ordered deadline to enact a concealed carry law by June.