Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled his “comprehensive safety plan” Monday that includes several unsavory anti-gun measures.
The plan, part of an amendatory veto to House Bill 1468, contains the following:
- Extend the 72-hour waiting period for delivery of all gun purchases in Illinois.
- Ban bump stocks and trigger cranks.
- Authorize restraining orders to disarm dangerous individuals.
- Make judges and prosecutors more accountable by making them explain – on the record – why charges are reduced in plea agreements for violent offenders in gun cases.
- Free up local revenue to hire resource officers and mental health workers to help intervene and prevent student violence before it occurs.
“Gun violence has rocked the nation and the state of Illinois,” said Gov. Rauner on Facebook. “Fulfilling a promise we made last February to develop a comprehensive public safety plan, we are unveiling a package of initiatives that represent a bipartisan approach to the problem.”
Additionally, Rauner wants to General Assembly to reinstate the death penalty for mass murders and cop killers. State legislators will now review the plan and decide if it should be put up for a vote.
Will any of these anti-2A measures reduce violence in the Windy City?
Nope. But what it will do is make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens with valid FOID cards obtain firearms in a timely manner.
“Extending the waiting period for the purchase of all firearms is unacceptable,” said Alan Gottlieb, the executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. “As Dr. Martin Luther King stated so well, ‘A right delayed is a right denied.'”
“In addition, there is no public safety benefit in the age of computer instant background checks,” added Gottlieb, in an email to GunsAmerica.
We’ll keep you posted as more news develops on this “Safety Plan.”