Illinois House Passes Several New Gun Safety MeasuresWednesday brought the biggest drive for new gun laws Springfield has seen in years.
Johnson To Urge Lawmakers To OK Gun Control Bill Named For CPD Cmdr. Paul BauerChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and other top police brass were headed to Springfield on Tuesday, in an effort to convince lawmakers to ban the sales of body armor and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Emanuel, Quinn, Preckwinkle Laud President's Gun Control PlanThe president announced he will press Congress to pass legislation requiring background checks on all gun purchases; reinstate the ban on military-style assault weapons; renew a 10-round limit on the size of ammunition magazines; and prohibit the possession, transfer, manufacture, or import of armor-piercing bullets.
Move To Ban Assault Weapons Stalls In State SenateAn 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.