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Rauner Vetoes Gun Licensing Bill

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill Tuesday that would’ve required licensing and regulation for gun stores in the state. “The core issue is not which guns to legally ban or regulate,” said Rauner, who also said the bill would “do little to improve public safety.” “We have ample proof that such narrowly focused legislative responses make for good political cover.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Rauner’s veto was “calculated to benefit his own politics at the expense of public safety,” and added that “this failure will be his legacy.” State Senator Don Harmon, who sponsored the legislation, said that Rauner is “ignoring the young Illinoisans who are killed every single day in Chicago because he is afraid of the NRA,” and plans to push for an override as early as Wednesday. (Chicago Tribune) (Politico)

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