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Rauner's Gun Veto Not All Or Nothing

Brian Mackey/Illinois Public Radio

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


David Risely 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.

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