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Quinn, Rauner Spar over Assault Weapons

Quinn, Rauner Spar over Assault Weapons

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The issue of banning assault weapons is now entering the governor’s race.

Gov. Pat Quinn is in favor of legislation that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in Illinois. His Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, said at a Republican primary debate in March that he feels it’s appropriate for owners of such weapons to use them “on their property.” Quinn says Rauner should explain that position.

“I think it’s very important that we the people pin down all candidates on this fundamental issue of public safety: are you for banning assault weapons or not?” Quinn said.

The Rauner campaign responded to the attack with a statement saying other Quinn programs to combat crime have been “disastrous,” such as the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which is now being investigated by federal prosecutors.

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