May 31, 2013

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on the Passage of Landmark Gun Legislation in Illinois

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“I want to thank Speaker Madigan and President Cullerton, Senator Raoul and Representative Zalewski today for their leadership in passing landmark gun legislation, HB 1189, to keep our communities safe. The new law will require verification of a Firearm Owners Identification Card for all gun sales in Illinois and will help to ensure guns do not fall into the hands of dangerous people.  It will also require reporting of lost and stolen guns, similar to Chicago's ordinance, giving our police a big advantage in tracking down illegal guns and gun traffickers.”


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