Rauner Dodges on Bump Stocks... Again

Chicago, IL – Bruce Rauner once again dodged questions and refused to take a position on bump stocks, the gun accessory used to take 58 lives earlier this month in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Just days after the Las Vegas massacre, Rauner was asked about a bump stock ban, and was silent then just as he is now.


REPORTER: Governor, there’s a bump stock bill that failed yesterday. There was also a Republican measure that would ban just bump stocks, not modifications. You’re a hunter. Would you support that kind of a measure?
RAUNER: Well, again there are number of regulations and regulatory bills being discussed in the General Assembly, and I think I’m...I encourage the conversation. I look forward to…our team is participating in the conversation. I don’t want to comment prematurely or speculate about legislation, but there’s good conversations going on.
REPORTER: So do you support bump stocks, or do you not support bump stocks?
RAUNER: What I support is a good bipartisan conversation about these issues.

“In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Bruce Rauner doesn't care enough to provide solutions to prevent gun violence and keep Illinoisans safe,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Rauner’s repeated silence is another symptom of his failed leadership and his inability to take any action on pressing issues facing our state.”


Michael Berger