CHICAGO (CBS) — Gun rights and gun control advocates brought their countering messages to Palos Heights Saturday.
The Palos-Orland League of Women Voters hosted a gun control meeting at the public library.READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed In Dispute Outside West Chatham Home
Organizers say they want Governor Bruce Rauner’s recent veto of the gun dealer licensing act overturned.
But not everyone who attended the meeting agreed.READ MORE: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix Many, CBS 2 Investigation Finds
“I wanted to explain why the bill will decrease the amount of crimes that are committed with guns that illegally purchased in Illinois,” said organizer Sara Knizhnik.
“They claim that it’s a public health crisis, but I have yet to see the statistics that backup that statement,” said Tim Stoub from Peotone.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Arrives Sunday
The meeting comes as gun rights supporters held rallies across the country.