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Quinn gets 30 more days on concealed carry proposal

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SPRINGFIELD -- A federal court has increased the time Gov. Pat Quinn has to think over a plan to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons.

Lawmakers had faced a Saturday deadline to pass a concealed-carry law. They approved a proposal Friday, but Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the court to push back the deadline to July 9 to give Quinn more time to decide whether to sign the bill.

The court agreed Tuesday.

Lisa Madigan spokeswoman Natalie Bauer said because Quinn by law usually gets 60 days to review legislation, asking the court for 30 more days for Quinn was reasonable.

Lawmakers crafted the bipartisan compromise last week after fighting over concealed carry for years.

State Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican, said this week Quinn's refusal to sign it into law would be to ignore those breakthrough talks.

"For the governor to thumb his nose at that would be tragic," Sullivan said.

The plan facing Quinn would allow people to get concealed-carry permits after 16 hours of training and a background check. It also would restrict carrying loaded guns on mass transit, in schools, in government buildings, on playgrounds and in Cook County forest preserves, among other places.

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