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A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Move To Ban Assault Weapons Stalls In State Senate

An Illinois Senate vote to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips has been delayed, because supporters have yet to line up enough votes to pass the two measures.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Teachers Union: No Sane Person Wants Teachers To Carry Guns In Class

The state’s largest teachers’ union is pledging to fight any attempt to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2012

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Court Ruling On Concealed Carry Ban Sets Stage For Fight

Backers of Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal appeals court struck down the nation’s last such prohibition as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft a law allowing it.

12/12/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Gun Rights Advocates Slam Proposed Ammo Tax

Gun rights advocates are slamming a proposal for a 2 percent tax ammunition sales in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012