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In Springfield, Illinois Rep. Brandon Phelps shepherded legislation allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in the Legislature last spring, after a federal appeals court ruled Illinois could no longer prohibit it.

Phelps says he now supports the anti-gun bill sponsored by Rep. Michael Zalewski because it doesn’t change the law for first-time offenders. Phelps and the National Rifle Association feared a provision that they thought was too tough on otherwise lawful gun owners making honest mistakes.

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