Gov. Rauner's public safety plan calls for reinstating the death penalty

Gov. Rauner proposes gun control measures reinstating death penalty for some crimes

Gov. Rauner proposes gun control measures reinstating death penalty for some crimes

Rauner's amendatory veto would create a new category of homicide called "death penalty murder" and would apply to those 18 and over who prosecutors charge with killing police officers or two or more people.

"[The] death penalty says 'we're finished with you, were through with you, ' 'you did a bad thing, it's over, " said Pastor Culpepper".

"So many times the person is caught in the act".

Emanuel says Springfield stood strong when it repealed the death penalty and Rauner wanting to bring it back has this effect on him. The measure Rauner vetoed would have enacted a 72-hour holding period for the purchase of assault weapons.

The amendatory veto was filed Monday and then it will be up to the State House of Representatives to consider the proposal.

"In the case of school or other mass shooters, a 72-hour waiting period may provide just enough time for law enforcement or school officials to detect danger and take action to prevent delivery of a firearm". "It's appalling again in the light of this state's wrongful conviction problem that this would be proposed", said Karen Daniel, director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions.

However, other attorney's in the area are more focused on the death penalty itself.

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.

Going along with the original objective of the bill, Governor Rauner wants to see that waiting period extended to all guns.

Public safety and legal experts agree these accessories are not firearms, so the ban is not an infringement of Second Amendment gun rights. Those restraining orders would require "clear and convincing evidence for 6-month prohibitions on possession", Rauner said Monday via Twitter. It will now return to the General Assembly for a new vote.

Prosecutors and judges would also be required to clearly state the rationale for any plea agreements, especially those for "habitual" gun offenders. "You suggest something that you know is not going to happen, something extreme, because you don't want to take time to really think out how you can actually work with the Legislature to implement some common sense policy, to do something about the gun violence we are experiencing", Raoul said.

It noted that Rauner's rewrite of the measure allows him to push a tough-on-crime mentality while also tackling the issue of gun violence following the high profile school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on February 14. The latter includes formation of regional threat assessment teams to help "harden" potential targets. The proposal is part of a comprehensive public safety initiative.

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