A new survey finds significant support for a bill that has become a hot button issue in the debate over gun safety. That poll, first reported by Capitol Fax, finds strong majorities of voters in both parties favor legislation that would require Illinois gun dealers to get a state license in addition to the federal license they have to have.
The survey was commissioned by the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, using both Republican and Democratic pollsters.
It was not a statewide poll, but it did focus on key legislative districts in Chicago, the suburbs and downstate. Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed that licensing bill, and lawmakers are facing a deadline in two weeks for an override vote.