Harmon announces petition to tell Rauner to support gun dealer licensing

gun petition 033018On March 13, the eve of a nationwide school walkout to demand gun reform, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a measure that would crack down on illegal weapon trafficking by licensing gun dealers at the state level.

The Gun Dealer Licensing Act was the result of years of bipartisan negotiations. It passed the Senate last April and the House in February.

Rather than listen to the wishes of his constituents – 85 percent of whom support licensing gun dealers – the governor sided with the NRA and the small percentage who oppose it.

In a time when calls for gun reform are growing louder, lawmakers are in a unique position to enact change. Sign the petition below to tell Gov. Bruce Rauner to work with lawmakers to enact a state licensing system for weapons dealers. Petition signatures will be delivered to the governor.

Tell Governor Rauner to support gun dealer licensing


Sen. President Harmon

Senate President Don Harmon

President of the Senate
39th District
Years served:
2003 - Present

Committee assignments: Executive; Judiciary; Subcommittee on Election Law (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Const. Amendments (Sub-Chairperson); Subcommittee on Business Entities (Sub-Chairperson).

Biography: Attorney; born 1966, in Oak Park; graduated St. Ignatius High School; B.A., Knox College; J.D. and M.B.A., University of Chicago; married (wife, Teresa), has three children: Don, Frances, and Margaret.

Associated Representative(s):
Camille Y. Lilly
Kathleen Willis