Spring supports concealed carry
4 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough
Mayor says he believes City should wait and see what the state does with it first
Quincy Mayor John Spring says he supports concealed carry, but he believes the City should wait and see what the state does with the issue first.
"On Concealed Carry, my record shows I have supported the right for law abiding Illinois residents to have this right," Spring said Tuesday. "Since the current state law banning concealed weapons has recently been found unconstitutional by the Circuit Court of Appeals, I expect the State will enact a concealed carry law by June of this year."
Spring comments on Alderman Mike Rein's (R-5th Ward) proposal at Monday's Quincy City Council meeting that the City’s legal counsel prepare an ordinance for the City to have a concealed carry law.
"I think it would be prudent that all cities and counties wait for the new concealed carry law to be enacted because when it is it will preempt local laws," Spring said.
Spring also said that last year he did not renew his membership to the group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," a group fronted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The mayor did not elaborate as to why he dropped his membership.