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Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate death penalty to curb violence

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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court, in Washington. Gov. Rauner plans to veto legislation that would require gun retailers to be licensed by the state of Illinois. Rauner spokeswoman Rachel Bold says the governor will veto the measure Tuesday, March 13, 2018, a week before the state's primary election in which the Republican faces a challenge from state Rep. Jeanne Ives. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed the measure. He says Rauner is putting the primary election ahead of his responsibility for public safety. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)[]

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers and those who kill police officers.

Rauner put the provision in legislation he rewrote Monday. The bill extends the waiting period to 72 hours for delivery for assault-style weapons . Currently it's 24 hours.

The Republican approved the waiting period but used amendatory veto authority to add other measures. They include restoration of capital punishment in heinous crimes. Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2011.

Rauner also added a ban on bump stocks that speed up rifle firing rates and authorization for officials to take weapons from dangerous individuals.

The legislation returns to the General Assembly. Democrats who control the House and Senate must approve the plan for it to become law.