03132018CollinsState Senator Jacqueline Collins issued the following statement today after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would impose licensing on gun dealers in Illinois:State Senator Jacqueline Collins issued the following statement today after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would impose licensing on gun dealers in Illinois:

“In every corner of our country, the voices of young people who have seen the lives of their friends and loved ones cut short are raised in unison to call on us to act,” said Collins, D-Chicago. “By choosing to veto this legislation, the governor has chosen to ignore the clear voice of the people in favor of a gun lobby whose aims no longer represent the views of even the vast majority of gun owners.

“To do this is to turn his back on the families who, united in pain, have pushed for change and found support in the legislature.”

Collins is a chief co-sponsor of the legislation, SB 1657.

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