Court of Appeals rejects Madigan concealed carry appeal

By WEEK Producer

February 22, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- More action Friday in the continuing debate to modify Illinois gun laws.

First, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal of the ruling that said Illinois has to create concealed carry legislation. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan had requested a hearing by the full nine-member court of appeals.

In December a three-member panel of the judges ruled that the state had 180 days to come up with a law permitting concealed carry.

Lisa Madigan could take the question of concealed carry all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court but Illinois is the only state in the union without such a law.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Mike Madigan, the Attorney General's father, announced that next Tuesday, the Illinois House will meet to discuss "gun safety and unlawful use of weapons". A concealed carry proposal is among the items to be discussed.

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