tcull2Newly inaugurated State Senator Tom Cullerton capped his first week of session in the Illinois Senate by lending his vote to keep alive a state construction program that has invested billions in roads, bridges, and schools and put thousands of people to work.

“I look forward to working together to resolve some of our state’s most controversial topics,” Cullerton said. “We must reach across the aisle to find solutions that will benefit those we represent.”

On Wednesday, Cullerton met again with the Firearms Working Group on to discuss details for upcoming concealed-carry legislation. Guest speakers included Richard Pearson, executive  director of the Illinois State Rifle Association; NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde; Colleen Daley, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence; and Tom Vanden Berk, CEO of Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network and board member with Brady Campaign/Million Mom March.

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TCullState Senator Tom Cullerton met with Lt. Governor Sheila SImon on Jan. 29 as part of the newly formed Firearms Working Group. 

“I look forward to working with this group and everyone involved towards a bipartisan solution to allow concealed carry,” said Cullerton.

The working group is comprised of new members of the Illinois General Assembly. The group plans to meet with hunters, law enforcement, mental health experts and crime victims to discuss concealed carry along with other gun issues. It is a bipartisan and diverse group, representing urban, suburban and rural districts.

Illinois is the only state with a law banning concealed carry. However, in December that law was declared unconstitutional. Now lawmakers face a court-ordered 180 deadline for coming up with a concealed carry law.

Cullerton said he appreciates both sides of the debate and hopes a responsible compromise can be found.

“As a parent, I understand the need to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, especially those who could harm children,” said Cullerton.

In order to help the Illinois debt crisis, Sen. Tom Cullerton along with other freshman legislators opted out of their pensions. For more information, click on this link to the Daily Herald article entitled, Some suburban lawmakers forgo pensions.

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