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Lawmakers add strings to proposed concealed-carry law

March 15, 2013 at 07:15 AM

The State Journal-Register

Under a string of proposals narrowly approved in the Illinois House Wednesday, firearms owners would be subject to additional hurdles once the state’s first-ever concealed-carry legislation is enacted.

Though all votes are preliminary, the proposals would require owners to register their guns, report lost or stolen firearms to state police within 72 hours and lock up their guns if they live with someone who is mentally ill.

Wednesday’s debate was the third installment in House Speaker Michael Madigan’s unusual process of taking preliminary roll call votes on separate gun issues. Lawmakers are under orders from a federal appellate court to craft legislation by June that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons.

Many pro-gun lawmakers, including Rep. Dennis Reboletti, R-Elmhurst, criticized the process, saying legislators should work on a single comprehensive bill, rather than voting separately on disjointed amendments, as they have over the past four weeks.

It isn’t clear that even the few amendments approved Wednesday, all attached to largely blank “shell” bills, House Bills 1155 and 1156, will survive the legislative process.

Lawmakers debated for more than two hours whether to ban ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The amendment ultimately failed 57-59.

Opponents asked the sponsor, Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Chicago, to add some type of grandfather clause to allow law-abiding citizens to keep high-capacity magazines they already own, but Zalewski refused.

“I just watched a debate last two hours where members on our side of the aisle have pleaded with you and said, in a legitimate way, ‘I will support your bill if you make a change,’” said Minority Leader Tom Cross, R-Oswego. “So what are you really after? Are you after solving problems?”

Other amendments defeated by lawmakers would have required a $50 fee for a firearms permit, up from $10, and required prospective gun buyers to undergo mental health evaluations and disclose to state police whether they live with anyone prohibited from owning a firearm.

The House’s main concealed-carry proposal goes far enough to protect the public while not infringing on Second Amendment rights, several legislators said. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, a longtime concealed-carry advocate.

Lauren Leone-Cross can be reached at 782-6292.

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