Intuitively, you can sense that he isn't going to sign this bill. He doesn't want to, and strategically they want to give local communities as much time as they can to ban big, scary black semi-automatic rifles, often called "baby killers, high powered rifles with large clips". How much more loaded can you be in the liberal description of a semi-automatic rifle. I'm kicking the dead horse here- but it's the end user of the gun, not the gun itself. It has no morals, no intelligence, no sentience. It cannot think or hop out of a holster or jump from a sling and kill people.
If he fails to sign the bill, on July 9th court carry
Quinn has until August 4th to sign that bill. Between July 9th and August 4th, if he does not sign that bill- you will be able to carry a loaded handgun (concealed or open) with a FOID card and where not prohibited by federal law. I believe he wants the local restrictions. Dart has a may-issue ordinance ready to go incase Wyle-E-Coyote falls off the cliff. I fully expect Quinn not to sign the bill, despite Madigan (Mike) turning against him and court carry will happen in Illinois. Local municipalities will enact restrictions, and they will get taken to court and defeated.
If he refuses to touch the bill, it will become law August 4th. If he vetoes the bill, he can be overridden by both chambers, who have the vote to do so. He must veto, sign it, or do nothing. It is in his best electoral interest to sign it.
Veto'ing the bill will piss off downstate democrats, but woo the anti's.
Signing the bill may earn downstate democratic support, but piss off the anti's.
Ignoring the bill will draw fire from both downstate dems AND the anti's.
It's a classic case of the Poet and the Pendulum. He doesn't like the bill. He doesn't want to deal with it. The only way he can ensure local control (Cook County's may-issue ordinance) is by
"This bill is fundamentally flawed." "This bill is not for Illinois". -Governor Patrick Quinn
They'll delay this as long as they can. As for me? I'm out of here in a week! wee!