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Illinois Gov. Rauner Repeatedly Ducks Gun Control Bill

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 01:01 PM

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner repeatedly refused to answer reporters' questions on Monday as to whether he plans to sign a gun control bill that's on his desk, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

In a testy back and forth with journalists, Rauner insisted "I've been clear on this issue," when asked about legislation that would require gun dealers to be licensed by the state, not just by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

"No, governor, you're not clear. It's clear as mud. Are you going to sign it or are you not?" one journalist asked.

"A comprehensive solution, that's what I support." Rauner shot back.

Asked if that meant he was not ready to take action until other gun control proposals were on hid desk, Rauner repeated, "A comprehensive solution is what I'm advocating for," he said.

"Why not just sign this one now and work out the details with the others later?" a reporter asked.

"A comprehensive solution is what I'm advocating for," Rauner repeated for the third time.

Illinois State Sen. Don Harmon said of Rauner: "If the public policy doesn't convince him, I would hope that perhaps the politics would: 85 percent of Illinois residents want this bill signed into law. City, suburban, and rural. White, black, Latino Asian. Men, women, gun owners and those who don't own guns."

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner repeatedly refused to answer reporters' questions on Monday as to whether he plans to sign a gun control bill that's on his desk, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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