Where is Bruce Rauner on guns?
He’s been pretty elusive, pretty much limiting his comments to praise of his “huntin’ dog”.
Mike Rowe – no, not that Mike Rowe but instead the one from Illinois Carry – posted of an experience he had before the primary with Bruce Rauner over at AR15.com.
Take it for what it’s worth. GSL’s Don Huskey got absolutely nowhere with Rauner at a Republican event in Effingham, also pre-primary.
A couple of weeks ago, Rauner did a bus stop in my home town.
He was only there for about 30 minutes…This is my brief encounter with him.
He went through the line shaking hands with everyone and I asked him if an Assault Weapons Ban hit Gov. Rauner’s desk what would he do with it…”Veto it”. So I ask if any other anti-gun bills hit his desk, what would Gov. Rauner do with them? “Veto them, we have enough gun laws” I asked his Lt. Gov. running mate about gun issue and she said that she is with me…Her family are from Cuba where they confiscated the guns and then the land.
So, after Rauner did his little speech, I asked same question for a public statement…He did the usual politician song and dance and said we had enough laws, we need to strengthen our CC law…So I came back with “does that mean you would veto an assault weapons ban? He danced around some more and I let him off the hook.
After the speech, he came back to me and started explaining he couldn’t make that statement publicly and I stopped him by saying that I understood that he would get friend up north with that statement. He assured me that he was with the gun owners.
He isn’t necessarily strong pro-gun but, I think he might be strong not-anti-gun. He is a politician and NOTHING can be counted on and everything should be viewed with suspicion. He can’t make strong pro-2A statements and get elected. Is he better than Quinn on guns? LIGHT YEARS ahead of that piece of crap!