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Governor Rauner proposes bringing back death penalty in IL

May 25 2018, 03:00 | Irvin Gilbert

Rauner Proposes Bringing Back Death Penalty, Other Gun Measures, in Amendatory Veto

Rauner calls for reinstatement of death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers, police killers

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday asked the General Assembly to reinstate the death penalty for mass murderers and those who kill law enforcement officers. "We didn't propose the death penalty lightly".

Rauner used his amendatory veto powers to bring up the proposal but it can not become law without a fresh round of votes by the lawmakers. Rauner called his plan "comprehensive" and "thoughtful". "As part of that, those who choose to murder innocent victims in mass attacks or kill law enforcement officers should know they face the severest of sentences". The transfer got here after former Republican Gov. George Ryan established a moratorium on the loss of life penalty in 2000. "And it's the way he operates".

In the amendatory veto of HB 1468, the governor extended the 72-hour waiting period to the delivery of all guns sold in IL, not just certain types of guns.

"I have concerns with all three", Skillicorn said in the release.

Quinn said he has "no regrets" in signing the law and noted the difficulties in Rauner's proposal of "guilty beyond any doubt".

"Definitely should do it and I'm the one who believes it should be done within five years". "I too had that duty of addressing this issue, various issues, in 2011 and I feel that Rauner today is not exhibiting the proper approach to deal with the issue, to not be anything other than debate on the issue itself". Now, anti-gun legislators are likely to reject these proposed changes and instead attempt to override the veto.

"It's a distraction. It's playing politics with policy".

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Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, however, that it could be hard to protect European firms from any fallout from the USA decision. He also said Iran should receive economic benefits promised in the accord, even if the United States reinstates sanctions.

The report said that the system was "so riddled with faulty evidence, unscrupulous trial tactics and legal incompetence that justice has been forsaken". "The Governor understands it's not law-abiding gun owners that terrorize our state with violence, criminals and those that should not have guns are the root of gun violence problems".

Rauner's amendatory veto changed a plan that would have required a 72-hour waiting period before buying assault-style rifles.

The Illinois House could vote as early as this week, if passed, it will then goes to the Illinois Senate for a vote. States without waiting periods do not experience less gun crime - is this just another law that only inconveniences the law abiding while doing nothing to curtail criminality?

Democratic Attorney General Primary Candidate Kwame Raoul.

His proposals were made via proposals to legislation now pending in the IL legislature.

"We need a streamlined mechanism to allow family members and others to flag the need to remove firearms from the hands of people who pose an immediate and present threat to the public or themselves", Rauner said.



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