Lisa Tips Quinn's Hand
- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Thursday that she expects Gov. Pat Quinn to rewrite a compromise measure to legalize the concealed carrying of firearms in public.
[...]As attorney general, Madigan has successfully sought to put a hold on a federal appeals court ruling that tossed out the state's ban on carrying a concealed firearm. She has held off on appealing the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court as she waits to see whether a compromise bill enacted in the closing days of the spring session last month is signed into law.
Many lawmakers expect Quinn to use the issue to try to help himself politically, taking advantage of his amendatory veto powers to rewrite the bill to make it more stringent. On Thursday, Madigan said she agreed that the governor would rewrite the bill. Quinn has not said what he plans to do, other than to indicate he will act in the interest of public safety.
"stringent" hasn't worked. Hasn't worked for decades. Yet Potato-head will once again attempt to dictate how and when you will be allowed to defend yourself while criminals go wild with no fear of prison time or the so-called "fines" Rahm wants. Daddy Madigan will pull some more strings and Lisa will do what dear-old-dad tells her to do.