NewsViews: Gun Legislation

April 18, 2011 10:58:09 AM PDT
Gun legislation is the focus of conversation on this edition of NewsViews.

We'll discuss the proposal to allow concealed carry that's now being discussed in Springfield, and Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan's ruling that the names of registered gun owners in Illinois must be made public.

Other gun issues will include Mayor Daley's proposal to limit gun purchases to one a month, to curtail so-called straw purchasers who buy dozens of guns at a time and sell them at a profit to those who can't legally buy firearms (juveniles, felons, etc).

Our guests will be Greg Tropino, president of GAT Guns, Inc., of Dundee, and a lifetime member of the Illinois Rifle Assn.; and Tom VandenBerk, a member of both the President's Council of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Governor's Anti-Violence Commission. VandenBerk is also former interim director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.