At Issue: State's Top Legal Officer Seeks 'Reasonable' Gun Laws

Craig Dellimore
August 15, 2019 - 5:24 pm

Kwame Raoul (WBBM Newsradio)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is cautioning those concerned about gun violence not to depend on legislation alone to help control the problem. 

Yes, Raoul said Thursday, the General Assembly had success passing a gun-licensing law. The measure is expected to make it easier to trace how weapons go from being legal to being used in crimes. 

Still, the former state senator hesitates when asked if he’ll push for an assault weapons ban, or a ban on high-capacity magazines. He said the key is to “strive for reasonableness” when determining what can pass the Legislature.

Raoul said policy makers should also consider investment in communities, and appropriate trauma care for survivors of violence.

The first-term attorney general Kwame Raoul is the guest on our At Issue program this weekend. You can hear more Sunday at 9:30 a.m and 9:30 p.m.