Bailey Opposes New Gun Legislation
Governor J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed legislation to give the state what he says is more oversight over Illinois firearms dealers and in doing so says he will push for further gun control measures.
Pritzker’s signature on the legislation to require gun stores to get state certifications is another clear break with the previous administration in the opening days of the Democratic governor’s administration, and the move immediately puts him at odds with opponents of stricter gun laws. Illinois State Rifle Association has already threatened to challenge the new law in court.
The new governor’s move, combined with proposed legislation from a Chicago Democrat legislator calling for an assault weapons ban has firearm owners around the state wondering what will be happening to their rights.
State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) said he has been inundated with calls and he says the other side doesn’t seem to understand or respect the differences between their urban communities and our rural values. He said he will continue to support our Second Amendment rights.