Common Sense Gun Reform

Three Day Waits for Guns to Become Illinois State Law

Link to original article for NPR Illinois by Sam Dunklau is hereDecember 27th, 2018 The ongoing series of mass shootings across the country prompted Illinois lawmakers to pass a number of measures in 2018 aimed at preventing such tragedies. One of those is taking effect on January 1st. Anyone in a hurry to buy a gun from an Illinois retailer will have to pause, starting…

Spotlight on New State Laws: All firearms purchases

Link to original article in the Champaign News-Gazette hereWritten by Anthony Zilis 12/26/2018 With the new year just about here, News-Gazette Media’s ANTHONY ZILIS this week will spotlight four of the 200-plus of laws set to change statewide in 2019. FIRST UP: SB 3256, which mandates a 72-hour waiting period for all firearm purchases. WHAT…

Tree of Life

Photo Credit: Associated Press / Gene J. Puskar Friends, Last Saturday, our country was rocked by more senseless gun violence. On Saturday morning, a congregation of my fellow Jewish people gathered to pray on our Sabbath. This day was even more special because a baby was going to be named. A tradition that we did…

Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto

On February 28th, I was very excited to pass House Bill 1468, creating a 72-hour waiting period for assault weapon sales in Illinois. I am pleased to announce it passed the House with overwhelming, bipartisan support. It was my first bill in Springfield, and after passing the Senate, it landed on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk…

Carroll Urges Override of Governor’s Veto of Commonsense Gun Control Legislation

Public Safety Work Group 4.26.18 BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Last week, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, met with members of Moms Demand Action, a commonsense gun control advocacy group, to discuss ongoing efforts to override Governor Rauner’s recent veto of a measure to require gun dealers in Illinois to acquire a business license with…
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