Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon May 6, 2013
NRA against IL gun restrictions
When a federal court declared Illinois' ban on letting people carry guns in public unconstitutional, it also gave legislators an assignment: pass a concealed carry law by June 9th.
Lawmakers are in continued negotiations, but so far gun rights' activists have been unable to reach an agreement with those who favor stricter gun control.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is doubtful they will at least in time. He fears that could leave Illinois temporarily without ANY real limits on who can carry a gun, and where. He wants a local ordinance passed just in case. Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky spoke with the National Rifle Association's lobbyist in Springfield, Todd Vandermyde, who says the NRA is ready to take action on its own.