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Possible Deal On Concealed Carry In Illinios

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Assembly discussing concealed carry
Assembly discussing concealed carry

The concealed carry gun debate rages on in Illinois.

A federal court has ordered Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law by June 9.

Now a key Illinois senator says legislation allowing public gun possession will carve out an exception for Chicago.

Republican Sen. Tim Bivins says the measure he and Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul negotiated would allow Cook County authorities to deny a concealed carry permit even if an applicant passes the required background checks.

The former county sheriff from Dixon says the rest of the state would be governed by a so-called "shall issue" law — anyone meeting requirements would get a carry permit.

A statewide "shall issue" bill has already failed in the House.

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