Bruce Rauner on Gun Control
Restrict access for criminals/mentally ill; ban bump stocks
Gun Control: Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?
Pritzker: Yes. Gun violence is "a public health epidemic." Supports banning assault weapons, bump stocks, and high capacity magazines; requiring gun
licensing; and implementing universal background checks.
Rauner: Mixed. Supports some restrictions on access for criminals and the mentally ill, and ban of bump stocks. But vetoed bill on state licensing of gun sellers.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Illinois Governor race
, Nov 1, 2018
Crack down on out of state gun traffickers
Firearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years in prison under legislation Gov. Bruce Rauner signed, a move aimed at curbing Chicago's rampant gun violence. The new law seeks to address criminals
skirting Illinois' strict gun policies by purchasing firearms in other states where little screening is required. Investigators say more than half of the firearms recovered in Illinois crime scenes are traced back to other states.
Source: Newton Daily News on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race
, Jul 17, 2017
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