Skillicorn delivers 3 strikes for 3 amendatory Rauner vetoes
Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) has pronounced three amendatory vetoes being proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner as 'nonstarters' in terms of garnering his support.
Skillicorn said in a press release that he is staunchly opposed to the changes Capital Fax is reporting Rauner is proposing for House Bill 1468. Reports are the proposals include reinstating the death penalty in Illinois, requiring a 72-hour waiting period for all gun sales and creating the “firearm owner restraining order” without due process.
“I have concerns with all three,” Skillicorn said in the release. “First, Illinois’ death penalty prohibition came about after serious corruption was revealed. That corruption has not been corrected. Second, there is no evidence that waiting periods actually prevent crime. States without waiting periods do not experience less gun crime -- is this just another law that only inconveniences the law abiding while doing nothing to curtail criminality? Third, an ex parte order of protection without just cause is an invitation to civil rights abuses and lawsuits.”
In a statement, Rauner said reinstating the death penalty would extend to mass killers and offenders who murder law enforcement officers.