morrison 041718SPRINGFIELD - Municipalities across Illinois would once again have the ability of regulating military-style assault weapons under a plan advanced today by State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield).

“At a time of continued inaction in Washington, it is imperative we give local communities who want to regulate assault weapons the legal ability to do so,” Morrison said. “This is a commonsense proposal that empowers local communities to make the decision about assault weapons that is in their best interests.”

Current Illinois law places a roadblock on municipalities from enacting assault weapon bans. The practice was legal until 2013, when the controversial law allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons was passed.

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Gun DealerA bipartisan polling firm released data this morning showing widespread support among Illinoisans for licensing gun dealers.

“The data released today confirms what many of us have believed for a long time. Illinoisans are in strong support of increased oversight of gun dealers,” said State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield).

While a plan requiring licensing of gun dealers passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support, Gov. Rauner vetoed the bill a few weeks ago. Morrison, a chief co-sponsor of that proposal, is hopeful the poll will increase momentum to override the governor’s veto.

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buffalogrove townhallJoin State Senator Julie Morrison and State Representative Jonathan Carroll for a Legislative Update Town Hall. The event will take place on Thursday, March 29 at 9:30a.m. at the Alcott Center in Buffalo Grove (530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove).

Questions?

Contact Senator Morrison's office in Deerfield at (847) 945-5200.

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20180314 KS 3743RSPRINGFIELD - State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) led the Senate this morning in passing several proposals aimed at preventing gun violence and mass shootings. Morrison’s first proposal would increase the waiting period to purchase an assault weapon in Illinois from 24 to 72 hours.

“Increasing the waiting period to obtain an assault weapon ensures sufficient time to complete a background check and increases the ‘cooling off’ period for those who may cause harm to others,” said Morrison. “Requiring a 72-hour waiting period is a commonsense reform that will help keep our neighborhoods safe.”

Current Illinois law requires a 72-hour waiting period to obtain a handgun after purchase. Assault weapons, including the AR-15 and other military-style weapons, are only subject to a 24-hour waiting period.

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