Governor Rauner Vetoes Gun Dealer Licensing
Calls for Bipartisan Solutions
After a full court press, all hands on deck, Katie bar the door effort by the anti Second Amendment legislators in Chicago, Governor Rauner, with a stroke of his pen, has undone the heinous firearm dealer licensing bill.
We've been working with the Governor and his staff from day one for just a time as this. IllinoisCarry has taken him at his word and with this, the worst gun bill to hit an Illinois governor's desk in decades, he has proven his mettle.
IllinoisCarry extends our sincere thanks to the Governor, and to our members who supported him while considering this difficult, but well reasoned, decision.
But the fight isn't over!
We expect anti-gun Chicago legislators to attempt an override of the Governor's veto, and to pass several other pieces of legislation.
An amendment has been filed on HB1465 "Assault Weapon" ban Under 21 proposing and "affirmative defense" for our youth who participate in shooting sports with adults. This is a poor attempt to make shooting sports illegal for our children while seemingly addressing our concerns.
An amendment was filed on HB1467 Bump Stock & Trigger Crank Ban to now include the repeal of state preemption of local gun law, turning a bill that some considered an acceptable loss into election year theater.
New momentum was given SB2314 Assault Weapons - Municipality, the inspiration for elimination preemption, and SB2317 Crim Cd Trigger Modification, yet another flavor of bump stock ban.
Call Your State Senator!
Tell your Senator to vote again any attempt to override Governor Rauner's veto of SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing.
Also urge your state Senator to vote No on the following bills and any amendments to these bills:
HB1465 "Assault Weapon Under 21
HB1467 Bump Stock & Trigger Crank Ban
SB2314 Assault Weapon - Municipality
SB2317 Crim Cd Trigger Modification
Contact information for your legislators can be found here.