BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, is calling on Governor Rauner to immediately sign legislation that would extend the waiting period when purchasing all guns to 72 hours and close the “gun show” loophole.

“The governor is playing politics with these gun reforms by waiting to sign them,” said Carroll. “Keeping our children safe is very serious.”

Carroll’s original measure, House Bill 1468, increased the waiting period to buy an assault weapon from 24 to 72 hours and also closed the gun show loophole. The gun show loophole allows no waiting period for non-Illinois residents who bought an assault weapon at a gun show. The governor’s amendatory veto extended the waiting period to at least 72 hours for all guns bought in Illinois, but would re-establish the gun show loophole. Carroll responded by offering Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 3256 so that it included the governor’s language of extending the waiting period for all guns to at least 72 hours and his original language to close the gun show loophole. Under the legislation, all gun dealers would have to delay delivery of a purchased firearm to the customer to at least 72 hours.

“Gov. Rauner should sign this bill into law before more people get hurt due to Illinois’ lax gun laws,” Carroll continued. “We know that these commonsense gun reforms will save lives. Every day that the governor waits he puts people’s lives in danger.”

Rep Jonathan CarrollRep Jonathan Carroll

(D-Buffalo Grove)
57th District

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