Rauner Vetoes Bill Requiring Illinois Gun Dealers to Obtain State License

Facebook/Governor Bruce Rauner
Facebook/Governor Bruce Rauner

Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill sent to him just days ago that would have required Illinois gun dealers to obtain a state license. Rauner says the bill represents additional regulation that would put a burden on small businesses without making anyone safer.

Rauner says he will instead ask lawmakers to name members to a commission to study mental health and school safety issues.

Critics, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, say Rauner is putting his primary election next week ahead of his primary responsibility to keep Illinoisans safe.

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