The governor spoke to reporters just minutes after the house voted against a follow-up bill which would have included some of his changes. He told reporters the law is full of short-comings which will lead to tragedies.
But, lawmakers resoundingly voted against his changes to put a law on the books the same day of a federal court deadline. Still, Quinn says he won't stop fighting for the changes he proposed. There still may be time for him to push for a few tweaks. State police have six months to put together a permit system, so it could actually be 2014 before the first concealed-carry permits are even issued.
The law says you have to be at least 21-years old to get a permit. You'll have to pay a $150 fee and attend 16 hours of firearm training as well as undergo a background check. The permit lasts five years. Even with a permit, you still won't be able to carry in certain places like schools and hospitals.
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