Illinois Lawmakers Drop The Hammer On Gun Owners

FILE - In this March 15, 2020 file photo people wait in a line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. The man who shot and killed four people this week at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital bought his AR-style semiautomatic rifle just hours before he began the killing spree. That would not have been possible in Washington and a half dozen other states that have waiting periods of days or even more than a week before people can take possession of such weapons. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

At a glance

  • The Illinois state House backed a statewide ban on both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines on Tuesday, sending the bill to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk for signature after the Senate approved the measure earlier this week.
  • The House voted 68-41 to approve the ban, while the Senate backed it 34-20, according to CBS News.
  • The measure further bans items that increase the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons such as bump stocks. It also limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds for long guns and 15 rounds for pistols.


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