Idiot Governor of Illinois on Concealed Carry Law: ‘I’m not excited about this at all’

Posted by on Apr 09, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Too bad. It’s the law now. These Democrats just have no use for you law-abiding gun owners. His genius plan? Leave it up to local municipalities.

Gov. Pat Quinn said today that cities and towns across Illinois should have the power to impose their own restrictions on any legislation lawmakers end up approving to allow citizens to carry guns in public.

Quinn’s comments come as lawmakers face a June 9 deadline to craft a concealed carry bill after a federal appeals court ruled in December that Illinois’ longtime ban was unconstitutional.

The Democratic governor has long been opposed to letting people carry handguns outside the home, but said the state must begrudgingly comply with the court’s order. But Quinn argues there’s room to put in place tough restrictions, including allowing cities such as Chicago to implement strict regulations that go beyond what lawmakers may put in place.

He doesn’t quite understand what he’s proposing has been ruled illegal.

“I am not excited about this at all,” Quinn said about implementing concealed carry. “If this has to happen, it has to have the proper restrictions and limitations… I think we should make sure it’s very tight and I think local communities, wherever they are, should have the option to make it as tight as possible in their community.”

Using his logic, every municipality around the nation should have the right to decide how to enforce any new gun control laws the Democrats in Washington come up with. Sounds like a plan.

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8 Responses to “Idiot Governor of Illinois on Concealed Carry Law: ‘I’m not excited about this at all’”

  1. Blue Hen on 10/10/13 at 9:03 am

    Isn’t the jerk at HHS whining right now about rethuglickan governors being uppity and not learning their place about obamacare? Yeah, about that……..

  2. Devildog Dan on 10/10/13 at 9:42 am

    Oh, so this jackwagon now wants local municipalities to decide on concealed carry? After the last half century of the criminal Chicago political machine denying the rest of the state the right to decide? I wish people understood Illinois isn’t anti-gun. Chicago is anti-gun. The last time concealed carry came up in the Illinois legislature it had 2/3rds approval, but that wasn’t enough to over rule Chicago’s “home rule” BS. If we had played by the “local municipalities decide” rules before all of Illinois, with the exception of C(r)ook County, would have already had concealed carry.

    The Chicago tyrants overplayed their hand as a super minority controlling the rest of the state. They are still trying to make the laws as restrictive as possible but they have zero leverage now. We are no longer beholden to them. If June 10th rolls around and there isn’t a CCW law passed, we get Constitutional Carry like places like Wyoming. So Quinn, Rahm, and all the Daley clan can bite me!

  3. Shlem Budyenni on 10/10/13 at 10:01 am

    Personally, I am looking forward to that day.

    Last state of the 50 to get with the program.

    And Dan, exactly right.

    One of the best things I ever did was move from Cook county out to the cornfields.

  4. MT Geoff on 10/10/13 at 12:18 pm

    One can recognize the rights of people to do as they choose, especially an enumerated Constitutional right, without being excited about it. Governor Quinn could have taken a high road, saying, “I think concealed carry is a bad idea and I’m not excited about this, but we must comply with the court.” Instead, he’s looking for dodges.
    In most states, the state legislature will pass laws and the lower levels — counties and cities — must not try to make local laws more restrictive. Chicago, DC and New York appear to be trying to comply with Heller and MacDonald like Arkansas tried to comply with Brown v Board of Education.

  5. lyle on 10/10/13 at 12:49 pm

    Instead, he’s looking for dodges.

    Like every dem politician. When dodges don’t work, they just ignore the law. And why shouldn’t? The effing president of the US and his asshole AG do it every day.

  6. Socratease on 10/10/13 at 1:14 pm

    “Gov. Pat Quinn said today that cities and towns across Illinois should have the power to impose their own restrictions on any legislation lawmakers end up approving to allow citizens to carry guns in public.’

    Now, wait a minute: How many times have we heard Chicago blame lax laws in neighboring jurisdictions for their gun crime problem? And now the Governor wants to make that official policy? How can Democrats say they want both regionally tailored gun restrictions and uniform gun restrictions?

    Oh, wait, they’re liberals. That means they can argue two mutually contradictory positions at the same time with a straight face.

  7. Spade on 10/10/13 at 2:08 pm

    So, he thinks that the federal judges that struck down a state ban on concealed carry will be a-okay with bans on the local level?

    That makes no sense. Unless he secretly is trying to keep Alan Gura employed.