CHICAGO, Ill. – State Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, supported a package of gun safety reforms that recently passed the Illinois House.

“It is regretful that so many tragedies had to occur before we could pass such common sense gun laws,” Andrade said. “It is my hope that it will help prevent a future tragedy from happening in our state.”

The bills are designed limit access to assault weapons by increasing the purchasing waiting period to three days and increasing to age for possession and purchase to 21. Another measure includes a ban on bump stocks and trigger cranks. These devices are unnecessary for legal gun use as they increase the firing capacity of a gun which would be disastrous in the hands of a mass shooter. The Gun Dealer Licensing Act sent to the Governor requires licensing and video surveillance for gun stores.

“These reforms are long overdue,” Andrade said. “I call on Gov. Rauner to sign these bills into law so we may take a great step forward in limiting guns and keeping our communities safe.”

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