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Ill. lawmakers hold town hall on conceal carry

Sunday, February 03, 2013

People may soon be allowed to carry concealed weapons in Illinois, and on Saturday, lawmakers heard what constituents think about the issue.

Congressman Danny Davis, State Senator Mattie Hunter, Representative Ken Dunkin and Alderman Pat Dowell held a town hall meeting on the South Side.

Illinois is the only state that bans concealed weapons, but a federal appeals court recently threw out the ban and gave lawmakers six months to craft a bill to let people legally carry guns.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the full appeals court to review the decision.

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