State Senator Laura Murphy voted for community and school safety in a suite of gun violence prevention measures that went before the Senate this week.Senator Murphy on the Senate floor

“We cannot control gun laws in Indiana or Wisconsin. We can control what we do in Illinois to prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and limit access to assault weapons,” said Murphy, a Democrat from Des Plaines, who contrasted her votes with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto Tuesday of a bipartisan gun dealer licensing bill.

“Unfortunately, the governor chose to ignore the voices of thousands of Illinoisans and listened to the gun lobby rather than allay the fears of parents who simply want their children to be safe. No parent should bury their child because they sent them to school.”

Murphy voted to prohibit the sale of assault weapons to individuals under 21. She also supported and co-sponsored House Bill 1467 to ban bump stocks and trigger cranks. Lastly, she supported legislation to lengthen the waiting period for assault weapons to 72 hours from 24 hours. This mirrors the existing waiting period for handguns.

“As students were walking out of school across the country in protest of gun violence, the Illinois Senate passed legislation to make our communities and classrooms safer,” Murphy said. “I am proud to stand united with students and do my part to support stricter gun legislation.”

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