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State

Phelps files motion to override concealed carry

CHICAGO (AP) — The sponsor of a concealed carry bill has already filed a motion to override changes suggested by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Democratic state Rep. Brandon Phelps says he's "disgusted" that the governor used his amendatory veto power Tuesday. Phelps says Quinn overstepped his bounds.

Illinois has to legalize concealed carry by a July 9 court-mandated deadline. Lawmakers sent Quinn a bill but he's suggested changes that forbid guns in establishments that serve alcohol. He also wants to limit gun owners to carrying one weapon and restore local governments' ability to ban assault weapons.

Phelps says lawmakers agreed to the original bill. He accuses Quinn of pandering to Chicago voters.

Lawmakers are widely expected to meet early next week when they could vote on the override. It requires a three-fifths vote.

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