Illinois Senate advances bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips
(MCT) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Inspired by the violent pre-Christmas massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Illinois Senate Democrats on Wednesday advanced bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
The assault weapons bill, backed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, drew heavy debate as about 150 gun-rights advocates led by Illinois gun makers and the National Rifle Association registered their opposition at a committee hearing.
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