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Fri July 5, 2013
Quinn Goes To Wrigley Field To Sell Concealed Carry Stance
Governor Pat Quinn took his anti-gun message to the streets Friday. He spoke with reporters outside Wrigley Field in Chicago.
People come to Wrigleyville to watch the Chicago Cubs. Many of them also come to drink.
The neighborhood is home to many bars, and Quinn used that to highlight a change he's demanding in concealed-carry legislation.
As originally passed by the House and Senate, guns would only be banned at businesses that get more than half their revenue from selling alcohol -- basically, that means bars.
Quinn used his veto power to suggest prohibiting guns at any business with a liquor license.
Quinn "When you have guns mixed with alcohol in a bar or restaurant, that's a prescription for violence and disaster."
That's just one of nine changes Quinn proposed for the concealed-carry legislation. Many of the ideas were already rejected by lawmakers in the final compromise, which passed with overwhelming bi-partisan majorities.
The legislature is scheduled to meet Tuesday to try to override his veto. Quinn says his visit to Wrigleyville is the first of several public events he's planning to highlight his objections.