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Simon’s firearms working group meets with sponsor of gun legislation, gun owners


Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon's Firearms Working Group met Friday with a sponsor of concealed carry legislation being considered by the General Assembly.

According to Simon's office, the group also talked with gun owners to learn more about responsible gun usage and culture.

"As a resident of Southern Illinois, I know responsible gun owners who agree that gun regulations are needed to protect our children and keep guns out of the wrong hands," said Simon. "These are parents who went hunting as children and now take their children hunting, and we need to protect that tradition of conservation and gun safety." 

Simon also says the working group talked with Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), the sponsor of House Bill 997, which allows for concealed carry of firearms in Illinois.

Currently Illinois is the only state in the nation with a law that completely bans carrying concealed firearms.

Please visit for additional information about the working group.


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