Chicago mayor pushes gun license bill

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
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CHICAGO, Ill. (WIFR) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel puts more pressure on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to move forward with gun control legislation.

During a ribbon cutting for a Chicago business, Emanuel handed Rauner a letter calling on him to sign legislation that licenses state gun retailers.

Emanuel claims the governor had not responded to the letter that was signed by all 50 Chicago aldermen.

"He has a responsibility to make this decision on behalf of all of us for the safety and security of the people of the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois," said Emanuel.

"Real reform that will really change the system, keep our students safer in our schools, ban bump stocks, support law enforcement, and do a better job of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill," said Rauner.

Rauner says he supports the legislation. He has 60 days to sign, veto or take no action on the bill.