FIGHTING GUN VIOLENCE

How the Gun Lobby Outsmarted Itself and Helped Engineer Its Big Supreme Court Defeat Monday — Washington Post, Dec. 8, 2015

One of the rude awakenings of the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo.; Newtown, Conn.; and San Bernadino, Calif., was . . . that gun violence on a large scale “is not limited to urban settings . . . .”

Advocating for the passage of regulations on assault weapons before municipalities lost their right to do so, “Democratic State Rep. Scott Drury told the Chicago Sun Times and city councils across the state, ‘If you don’t do anything, you lose the right to do anything.'” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Deerfield Gun Forum Turns Heated — Chicago Tribune, April 25, 2014

Pro-gun rights advocates packed the Deerfield Village Hall at a recent forum to decry the positions of Democratic lawmakers in favor of tighter gun-control laws. The forum, hosted by . . . State Rep. Scott Drury on April 22, was advertised as an informational session for residents and business owners on the state’s concealed carry law and ongoing legislative efforts at the state and national level. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Local Police Chiefs Talk Gun Violence Prevention With . . . State Rep. Drury — Progress Illinois, August 28, 2013

Local law enforcement officials say gun violence is plaguing Cook and Lake counties, and they called upon . . . State Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) for help Wednesday at a roundtable discussion on the matter. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Rep. Drury: Assault Weapons a Community Issue, Not a Second Amendment Issue — Highland Park Patch, July 9, 2013

Rep. Scott Drury has been working to inform residents and public figures about what the state’s concealed carry legislation means for their ability to regulate assault weapons. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Highland Park and Deerfield Talk About Guns — Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2013

State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, recently convened a summit with municipal elected officials and law enforcement members for them “to understand the tight deadlines and the Draconian consequences of doing nothing.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Drury to Discuss Assault Weapons Ban — Lake County News-Sun, June 6, 2013

State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, will host a roundtable discussion with municipal officials from his district Friday, June 7, to discuss the ramifications of the Illinois’ concealed carry legislation, including the short 10-day window to enact bans on assault weapons. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Tempers Flare in Illinois House During Concealed Carry Debate — CBS Chicago, April 17, 2013

A pro-gun Republican — goaded by a Democrat — exploded during debate Wednesday on legislation that would let local law enforcement officials decide who gets a permit to carry concealed weapons. Democratic Rep. Scott Drury of Highwood called GOP complaints about the “may issue” legislation “nonsense.” Republican Rep. Mike Bost of Murphysboro began screaming his objections. The presiding officer repeatedly called for order because Bost was not recognized. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Heated Testimony at Hearing on State’s Concealed Carry Law — Chicago Sun-Times, February 22, 2013

A tense exchange between State Rep. Scott Drury and lead NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde during Friday’s Illinois House Judiciary Committee public hearing on what the state’s concealed carry law will look like began with a simple question. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE