Updated at 11:50 a.m., Friday, June 7 & 3:14 p.m.Â
The Illinois State Police on Friday issued a response to Gibbons' letter. The state police, along with the IllinoisÂ Association ofÂ Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Sheriff's Association, say they will continue to enforce state law which prohibits the carrying of "an immediately accessible firearm on your person or in your vehicle regardless of whether it is concealed." Violating the law can result in an arrest.
The Illinois House has approved a plan to allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public.
The proposal adopted Friday was brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan, but it's opposed by several of his fellow Democrats, including the governor.
Gov. Pat Quinn's office has called the plan a "massive overreach" because it would wipe out all local gun regulations, including Chicago's ban on assault-style weapons. That's a deal-breaker for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who backs tough restrictions to curb the city's gun violence.
Legislation is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon (D) that would forbid the Missouri Department of Revenue from scanning and storing source documents of driver's license and non-driver's license applicants.
Governor Jay Nixon (D)Â is threatening to lay off state workers unless Republican lawmakers fully fund the Missouri Department of Revenue'sÂ Motor Vehicles Division for a full fiscal year.
The warning comes one day after House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to only fund the state division for eight months, as a means of pressuring state Revenue officials to stop scanning and storing source documents of driver's license applicants.Â Nixon says he'll treat the 8-month appropriation as a full year's funding if GOP leaders donâ€™t reverse themselves.
House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka)Â has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the Department of Revenue's scanning of source documents for driver's license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state's conceal carry weapons (CCW)Â holder list to the federal government.
Jones says the committee is necessary because the Nixon administration has not fully cooperated with lawmakers' efforts to get answers to everything that's happened and why.
The federal investigator who requested Missouriâ€™s list of conceal carry weapons holders testified under oath Wednesday before a State Senate committee.
Keith Schilb of the Social Security Administration's Inspector General's officeÂ told the Senate Appropriations Committee that part of his job is to seek and develop projects that could indicate whether there is enough evidence of fraud to warrant an investigation.Â He says thatâ€™s how the inquiry into Missouriâ€™s conceal carry database began.