"The core issue is not which guns to legally ban or regulate," the republican said. "We have ample proof that such narrowly focused legislative responses make for good political cover,bit they do little to stop the illegal flow of guns into illinois or prevent people from committing thousands of crimes in our state each year with illegal guns."
Chicago - Gov Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have required gun Retailers to be licensed by the state of Illinois,calling it "unnecessary,burdensome regulation" that would have hurt small business owners and wouldn't have made communities safer.
The Democratic controlled General Assembly passed the measure and had sent it to Rauner about two weeks ago,giving him 60 days to take action on it. The veto cones a week before the states primary election in which Rauner faces a challenge from conservative state Rep. Jeanne Ives, who says Rauner has betrayed Republicans with his actions on several issues.
The bill had backing of Chicago Mayor Rahm Johnson,as well as the three leading Democrats seeking their party's nomination for governor on March 20. And on Tuesday,Emanuel called Rauners veto "a slap in the face to crime victims,faith leaders and police" who pleaded with him to sign the legislation.
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