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Chicago prepares for new concealed carry gun law

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Residents in Chicago have mixed opinions about new concealed carry legislation and what will it mean to the crime-weary city.

Neighborhood leaders, anti-crime activists and police officials worry about additional mayhem in Chicago. But other residents, including some who live in Chicago's more violent areas, believe more guns will allow them to defend themselves better.

At City Hall the reaction to concealed carry legislation has been relatively quiet. Chicago can do little about stopping the law because a federal appeals court ordered Illinois to end its concealed carry ban by this summer.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is mulling whether to sign off on the legislation, but his decision may be moot because the Legislature passed it by wide enough margins to override any veto.

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