The Illinois House has rejected a measure that would require $1 million in liability insurance for people carrying concealed weapons. Lawmakers voted 34-74 Tuesday against Rep. Kenneth Dunkin's plan. It was among seven amendments on gun issues that legislators debated Tuesday as they consider a court-ordered law allowing conceal-and-carry. Dunkin says an insurance policy would cost $500 to $2,000.
Republicans complained that's too expensive for citizens exercising a constitutional right. And they argued insurance companies don't write the policies anyway. A federal court has given state lawmakers until June 8 to adopt a concealed carry law.