As Mayor, I led the charge to ban assault weapons and large capacity magazines in Highland Park. With the assistance of Senator Dick Durbin and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence we fought the NRA all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and prevailed.
Since December 2015, I have been asking the IL General Assembly to eliminate the prohibition on municipalities to pass their own ordinances restricting assault weapons and large capacity magazines. This loophole in state law should be fixed so that other towns can follow Highland Park’s example. I have heard nothing. You?
Access to weapons of mass violence has created this abnormal culture of fear and grief in our country. It must stop and our elected officials must take action immediately. Not doing so amounts to a failure to do their jobs.