Rauner’s gun veto not all or nothing, aide says

Several cities and states have taken matters into their own hands since the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, from raising the age limit for owning guns, banning bump stocks or increasing gun restrictions for people convicted of domestic abuse.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – An aide to Gov. Bruce Rauner says the gun restrictions the Republican wrapped together in a contentious veto are not an all-or-nothing deal.

David Risely (RIZ’-lee) is Rauner’s criminal justice director. He said Wednesday that Rauner would approve separate bills covering the additional issues. They include a 72-hour waiting period for delivery of any gun, a bump-stock ban and a procedure for removing guns from dangerous people.

Risely spoke after testifying on the amendatory veto before the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee. Democrats who control the House objected because Rauner rewrote legislation that applied a 72-hour wait for delivery of assault-style weapons. He added the other language and wants the death penalty reinstated.

Risely says Rauner isn’t demanding an up-or-down vote on the whole package.