Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn used his amendatory veto power Tuesday to change concealed-carry gun legislation that a federal appeals court says Illinois must adopt by July 9. Quinn's changes need to be approved by the Legislature, which spent months negotiating the original compromise bill. A number of lawmakers have vowed to override Quinn and reject the new provisions.
Here is what Quinn wants to change:
• ALCOHOL: Guns would be banned from any business where alcohol is served. Currently, the legislation bars guns only from restaurants whose liquor sales amount to less than half of gross sales.
• LOCAL LAWS: Local communities would be able to create their own laws limiting assault weapons.
• SIGNAGE: A person wouldn't be allowed to carry a concealed gun into a business, church or other private property unless the owner displays a sign giving them express permission.
• AT WORK: Employers would be able to enact policies prohibiting workers from carrying concealed weapons on the job or on job-related duties.
• GUNS AND AMMO: Licensed gun owners would only be allowed to carry a single concealed gun and one ammunition clip holding up to 10 rounds.
• MENTAL HEALTH: More clarification would be required to assure that Illinois State Police get mental health records to determine whether a permit applicant could be a threat to themselves or others.
• VISIBILITY: The definition of "concealed firearm" would be clarified to remove language that allows people to carry "mostly concealed" weapons. Quinn wants guns completely concealed.
• OPEN RECORDS: A Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board would have to follow state open records laws and notify the public about its meetings.
• ALERTING AUTHORITIES: People who have a concealed firearm would immediately have to tell police and public safety officials they're carrying a gun.