Rep. Brady backs Rauner’s veto of gun dealer licensing bill

Dan Brady
State Rep. Dan Brady supports Gov. Rauner’s veto of a gun dealer licensing bill.
(Photo courtesy Facebook/Dan Brady)

By Greg Halbleib

BLOOMINGTON – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would require gun dealers to obtain a state license.

State Representative Dan Brady, a Republican, is siding with the Governor.

“I believe it was a bad bill,” Brady told WJBC’s Sam Wood.

“I think it does create another layer after the federal government already has gun dealer licensing,” Brady said.

Brady said task forces can be overdone, but this issue presents a good case for one.

“The situation certaintly merits a task force that with bipartisan support could look at and maybe come forth to things legislative wise that’s going to focus more on schools and more on mental health,” said Brady.

He voted against the measure when it passed the General Assembly.

Greg Halbleib can be reached at [email protected]


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