Rauner unveils plan on gun control and partial death penalty re-instatement

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He told media that Rauner, "hijacked [his] bill and put politics ahead of policy". It is the thoughtful package. "And without any word from the governor, he made a decision to veto it and change the language putting politics ahead of good policy". "Every one of these six points will significantly improve the safety of the people of IL and each piece is critically important", Rauner said.

And he said those who kill police officers "deserve to give up their life".

He said that mass killers or those who murder police officers would be have to be shown to be guilty "beyond all doubt" before being sentenced to death, exceeding the "beyond all reasonable doubt" standard required for guilty verdicts for other offences. Rauner in March vetoed a similar measure, saying it was too bureaucratic and would do little to improve public safety. He said, "If someone is perhaps on the verge of committing suicide, if someone is potentially a risky person and they have violent acts in mind, that extra two days could make the difference between life and death". "Or so many instances there are a number of witnesses and so they're fleeing the act and there's no query of who did it", Rauner stated of people that kill police, based on the Solar-Instances.

During a press conference in Chicago, Rauner said those people "deserve to have their life taken". Pat Quinn signed a bill in 2011 ending capital punishment for all offenders.

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Rauner's plan calls for bringing back the death penalty for some instances. He said this would help avoid wrongful convictions, such as those that contributed to the abolishment of the state's death penalty. "We didn't propose the death penalty lightly".

"Few crimes are more heinous than purposeful killings of children and peacekeepers", Rauner said.

The act requires prosecutors and judges to clearly state - for the record - the rationale for plea agreements, especially those that result in the release of habitual gun offenders.

"At the same time, we must protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and ensure speedy resolution of the issue, requiring clear and convincing evidence", Rauner said. Reports are the proposals include reinstating the death penalty in IL, requiring a 72-hour waiting period for all gun sales and creating the "firearm owner restraining order" without due process.

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Rauner's public safety package includes other substantive proposals that cover interstate gun trafficking countermeasures, increased state trooper deployments, and additional threat precautions and deterrents for IL schools.

On May 14, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill 1468, which would arbitrarily expand waiting periods on certain commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.

The death penalty has not been used in IL since 1999. "Suggesting a return to this failed policy is particularly disappointing from a Governor who has proclaimed that the concept of redemption must be a critical part of criminal justice reforms".

This might apply to people who're no less than 18 years outdated, the governor's workplace stated.

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