SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has approved another plan to regulate firearms dealers after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a similar plan in March.
The Senate voted 35-18 Wednesday to require the Illinois State Police to license gun-shop owners for $1,000 for five years. The plan also provides a penalty for unreported private transfers.READ MORE: Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Confirms Justin Fields Has Cracked Ribs, Denies Latest Round Of Rumors
Democratic Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park says his plan answers Republican Rauner’s complaint that the initial measure was burdensome.READ MORE: Former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton Faces Driving While Intoxicated Charge After Recent In Northwest Indiana
Republican Sen. Dale Righter of Mattoon says the legislation punishes law-abiding gun dealers.
The Senate also approved legislation to prevent gun transfers like the one involving the alleged gunman in April’s Nashville Waffle House shooting. Law enforcement officials had confiscated Travis Reinking’s guns but his father returned them to him.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Slight Warm Up On The Way
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