Millions of Americans have taken to the streets since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, to demand change in our gun laws. We have the opportunity now to take action here and make a difference.
A state licensing system for weapons dealers would give Illinois the ability to address lingering problems without relying on Washington, D.C. and the federal government. More than a year has been spent on bipartisan negotiations to come up with a practical, comprehensive system. More than 85 percent of Illinoisans support licensing gun dealers. A proposal won support in the Illinois Senate and House.
Gov. Bruce Rauner, however, vetoed recent efforts and remains opposed.
Tell Gov. Bruce Bruce Rauner to work with lawmakers to enact a state licensing system for weapons dealers so Illinois can solve its own problems.
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