Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rauner To Sign Bill Concerning Gun Control

Gov. Bruce Rauner will move to clamp down on rampant gun violence in Chicago Tuesday, when he signs legislation to punish people convicted of trafficking firearms into Illinois with prison sentences of up to 30 years.

There have been more than 400 homicides in Chicago so far this year, despite the city's strict gun policy that requires permits to screen for criminal records and other disqualifies.
Investigators say most of the firearms recovered at crime scenes in recent were bought in other states.

Under the new law, a first conviction of trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years.

Information provided by the Springfield State Journal-Register

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