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Record #: R2018-185   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 2/28/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 3/28/2018
Title: Call for Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois General Assembly to enact additional firearm-related regulations and Committee on Public Safety urged to convene hearing(s) on gun violence
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Public Safety
Attachments: 1. R2018-185.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
February 28, 2018










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO

Ladies and Gentlemen:
I transmit herewith a resolution urging action regarding firearm-related legislation. Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

Mayor
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Our Nation's gun laws have proven to be ineffective and broken, allowing those who have no business owning a gun to obtain ever more powerful weapons; and

WHEREAS, The ineffectiveness of these laws is borne out all too often by tragedies such as the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; the 2017 mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting; and

WHEREAS, Despite a well-documented history of mental illness and threats to attack the school, the gunman in the Parkland shooting was still able to legally purchase the AR-15-style assault rifle he used in the attack; and

WHEREAS, Chicago is also heartbreakingly familiar with the toll that gun violence takes on our families, friends, and neighbors all too frequently here in our own City; and

WHEREAS, In the wake of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting, students throughout the Country, including students in the Chicago area, have become vocal and active in efforts to stop gun violence; and

WHEREAS, Nationwide there is a groundswell of support for stricter gun controls and protests against laws that allow someone with a documented history of mental illness and threatening behavior to purchase such deadly weapons; and

WHEREAS, In Springfield "there are currently pending several common-sense measures meant to address the scourge of gun violence that we continue to experience; and

WHEREAS, Illinois House Bill 1465 would make it a crime to sell assault weapons to persons under 21 years of age, or sell firearms to persons with a history of mental illness; and

WHEREAS, Illin...

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