By Tom Knighton
Illinois is never going to be mistaken as a pro-gun state. It’s just not going to happen, and recent history is proof enough of that fact. Texas or most of the Deep South, it ain’t.
That fact may make the unlikely victory yesterday for the Second Amendment that much more poignant.
llinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have required gun stores to be licensed by the state, calling it “unnecessary, burdensome regulation.”
Rauner said Tuesday the measure would hurt small business owners and won’t make communities safer.
His veto comes one week before the Republican faces a challenge from conservative state Rep. Jeanne Ives in the GOP primary. Last week, Ives’ campaign criticized Rauner for not speaking publicly against the bill, calling it “the prelude to yet another betrayal” of Republicans.
Supporters of the measure accused Rauner of putting politics over doing the right thing.
However, it’s also important to remember that this law actually did. It would make gun stores, which are already required to have a license from the federal government, to turn around and get yet another license from the state to conduct the exact same business. In other words, it would make the licensing requirement …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms