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Cullerton: Parts of House gun bill 'offensive'

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says a concealed carry bill that would wipe out all local gun ordinances in the state is "offensive."

Cullerton's comments Friday came after the Illinois House approved such a measure by a vote of 85-30.

The measure brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan also would allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public, with some restrictions.

Cullerton says another problem with Madigan's bill is that it would allow people to bring guns into some places that serve alcohol.

Cullerton says his Democratic caucus will meet Monday to decide whether to vote on the House's bill.

He says his chamber also is revising a Senate gun bill that would adopt some of the House's suggested restrictions.

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Madigan's bill is SB2193.

Online: http://www.ilga.gov

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