- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur) are debating how best to address crime in Illinois.

The candidates for governor are facing off Tuesday in their second televised debate.

Rauner says the best way to reduce violence it to provide better economic opportunities so people have jobs. He says he’d do that by making Illinois more business-friendly and improving educational opportunities. That includes vocational training.

Quinn says he’s worked to provide after-school programs and summer programs for young people. He also supports a ban on so-called assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Rauner supports background checks for gun purchases so criminals and people with mental health issues can’t get weapons. But he doesn’t support an assault weapons ban because he says it runs afoul of the Second Amendment.


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