SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) issued the following statement after the General Assembly voted to override Governor Quinn’s veto of the legislation to authorize concealed carry in Illinois. Quinn rewrote the law to increase public safety protections.

“I’m disappointed that my colleagues in the General Assembly don’t care more about common-sense public safety measures to reduce gun violence,” said Morrison, who supported the governor’s proposed changes. “Guns and alcohol – any alcohol – are a recipe for disaster, and you can’t convince me that anyone needs more than one gun or more than 10 bullets for protection.

“I will keep fighting to keep guns out of our communities, away from our children and out of the hands of criminals.”