Emanuel Blasts Rauner For Vetoing Measure To License Gun Dealers

Steve Miller
March 13, 2018 - 3:34 pm
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Mayor Rahm Emmanuel says Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the gun dealer's licensing bill was about politics instead of public safety. 

WBBM's Steve Miller reports. 

Mayor Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson had lobbied for the gun dealer-licensing legislation. 

The mayor says the governor’s veto is an abdication of his leadership. 

Rauner, a Republican, vetoed the bill before next week’s primary election because he’s facing a challenge from his party’s right. 

“I know politics when I see it. This is about his primary election and not his primary responsibilities as governor. Make no if’s, and’s or but’s about it,” Emanuel said Tuesday.

Rauner told WJPF radio in southern Illinois on Tuesday morning that the legislation is an "unnecessary, burdensome regulation."