Sente gauges public opinion
Updated: February 8, 2013 8:02AM
While President Barack Obama and Congress debate new gun control measures, a quagmire of gun-related bills also await action in Springfield.
Some of the proposals in the General Assembly seek to expand gun owners’ rights, others to constrict them.
“It is like some of the more complex topics, in that it isn’t an easy yes or no for me,” said 59th District state Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills. “I want to look at, very closely, what my district actually feels about this issue.”
Sente noted that she owns guns, which she uses for hunting, and labeled herself a moderate on the issue.
She has been surveying district members through an online poll on her website, and said she would vote for concealed carry in Illinois if she could determine a majority of her constituents support it.
“I’m doing a lot of research,” she said.
Sente reported last week that her site had received 228 responses so far:
• 112 opposing concealed carry
• 95 supporting
• 21 uncertain. ~.