CARBONDALE – January 16, 2013. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s proposals to increase gun safety.
“Today President Obama introduced gun safety reforms that merit our full consideration. As Lt. Governor I have sworn to uphold or constitution, and as a mother I cannot help but see the need to better protect our children.
“Keeping guns from falling into the wrong hands is in the best interest of all Illinoisans, including law-abiding gun owners. Whether we are from large cities or rural southern Illinois, we are united in a desire for safety. I look forward to working with the President on federal controls and the Governor and General Assembly as Illinois undergoes the court-ordered crafting of a concealed carry law.”