Rauner Vetoes Gun Store Licensing Bill


Published on March 14 2018 9:41 am
Last Updated on March 14 2018 9:56 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a measure that would have required the state licensing of gun stores.

Rauner said in vetoing the measure that it would create "onerous, duplicative bureaucracy that does little to improve public safety." The governor noted that Illinois gun dealers are already licensed by the federal government.

Rauner is calling on House and Senate leaders to each appoint four members of their caucuses to a Legislative Public Safety Group. The group would work with the Administration to develop legislative proposals to support initiatives concerning school safety, mental health, interstate crime prevention, and repeat gun offenders, along with concentrated crime force deployments and economic revitalization.

Rauner said he supports banning bump stocks.