State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and state Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) were named to Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon’s Firearms Working Group this week to help the state craft responsible gun policy.
Drury and Morrison will work with other freshmen members of the Illinois General Assembly of both parties. They will meet with stakeholders like the Illinois Rifle Association, the Brady PAC, the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, mental health professionals, gun manufacturers and crime victims.
“When it comes to this issue, the legislature has no time to lose, Morrison said in a news release. “I hope that we can reach a consensus that allows for responsible gun ownership with commonsense safety measures. The conversation needs to move from gun control to public safety.”
Morrison has already sponsored legislation dealing with the reporting of lost or stolen handguns to law enforcement.
Last week, Morrison was appointed to serve on the appropriations, education, environmental, human services and state government and veterans’ affairs committees. “These committees reflect the interests of the 29th District,” she said. “I look forward to improving education in Illinois and restoring ethics in state government.”