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Maldonado Supports Student Protests to End Gun Violence; Urges State Senate to Override Rauner's Veto

(March 14, 2018)--“I couldn't be prouder of my two sons today--one in high school, the other in elementary--as they joined their fellow students across the country to ban assault weapons," said 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado. “These student protests represent a renewed momentum in the critical fight to stop gun violence.”

Last week Maldonado joined 49 other Alderman and Mayor Emanuel by signing a letter which urged Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign legislation requiring gun dealers in Illinois to obtain state licenses.

Governor Rauner vetoed the Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657) yesterday.

Maldonado said, "Injuries from gun violence are the leading cause of death for children in Illinois. The Illinois State Senate should override the veto and protect our children. This legislation will reduce a major source of illegally trafficked guns from entering our communities, our cities and our state.”