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Il Gov. Quinn Plays Emperor With Citizens’ Civil Rights

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Il Gov. Quinn Plays Emperor With Citizens’ Civil Rights

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn evidently believes someone elected him emperor of the Prairie State, considering his meddling with the state’s concealed carry legislation today, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said in reaction.

Gov. Quinn, using his amendatory veto authority, inserted his own gun control provisions in legislation adopted last month, including limiting the places where someone may carry, the number of cartridges someone can have in a defensive firearm and the level of concealment one must exercise, all in excess of the legislation passed by the State Legislature last month.

“This isn’t government of, by or for the people,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “This is government by imperial fiat.”

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