The final state with a ban on concealed weapons has dropped it—just in time to beat a federal deadline. Lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate, fearing a firearms free-for-all if they failed to act, voted by hefty margins to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto and pass a new gun law, the Chicago Tribune reports. Quinn had been holding out for changes including limiting carriers to one gun at a time and banning guns in establishment that serve alcohol.
Any Illinois resident with a Firearm Owner's Identification card can now get a concealed-carry permit for $150 if they have passed a background check and undergone 16 hours of safety training, the AP reports. "This is a historic, significant day for law-abiding gun owners," said Rep. Brandon Phelps, a Democrat who has been fighting for a concealed-carry law for a decade. "They finally get to exercise their second amendment rights." (Meanwhile, in Nevada, a family is suing over an alleged violation of its third amendment rights.)