Italia, March 19 – Former Illinois Senate President Anthony Cannella on Monday called on state lawmakers to revise the gun laws of the state after two mass shootings in the past month, citing his support for the new gun control legislation.
“In addition to having the ability to carry concealed weapons and use them for self-defense, there are other constitutional and moral rights and responsibilities that should be preserved and protected,” Cannella, a Democrat, said in a statement.
“If you are going to make a blanket statement that guns don’t belong in the home, you better do it in the right way.”
These are the rights that should not be subject to legislative whim, and this is a time when we have to take a stand on these issues.
“The two shootings that took place over the weekend have been widely attributed to gang members who were not previously identified by police.
The first of the shootings took place when an 18-year-old man was killed and another 16-year old man was injured in a car accident in the town of O’Fallon, north of Chicago.
The second incident happened at a nearby college campus when a man with a handgun fired at a police officer with a gun.