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‘Historic steps in the right direction’: Illinois House passes bill banning ‘assault weapons,’ restricting magazine sizes

The Illinois House early Friday morning passed a bill banning “assault weapons,” raising the age to legally own a gun and restricting magazine sizes. House Bill 5855, also called the Protect Illinois Communities Act, makes it illegal to manufacture, deliver, sell, or purchase high-powered weapons. The bill also prohibits the manufacture, sale, purchase or possession […]

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Illinois bill banning ‘assault weapons’ advances, poised to pass before end of lame-duck

A bill banning certain semi-automatic guns and magazines with more than 12 rounds in Illinois has advanced out of a committee and been sent to the state House to be voted on. Early Thursday at an unrelated event in Chatham, just south of Springfield, Gov. J.B. Pritzker was confident a gun ban would advance. “I […]

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Lawmakers could vote on proposed Illinois gun, magazine ban next month after final hearings of year held

(The Center Square) – The third and final hearing of Illinois’ proposed gun and magazine ban for the year was held earlier this week and lawmakers could take action on the bill as early as next month. Tuesday’s hearing featured groups advocating for the proposed ban on certain semi-automatic guns and magazines over 10 rounds. […]

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Gun violence victims, restriction advocates testify at first hearing on Illinois gun control bill

The first of several hearings on a proposed bill that would ban certain firearms and magazines in Illinois focused on victims and public health officials advocating for the bill’s passage. State Rep. Bob Morgan, D-Deerfield, advanced out of committee his resolution recognizing the Highland Park mass shooting where seven people were killed and dozens were […]

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Gun rights groups plan lawsuits if Illinois lawmakers pass new restrictions on ‘assault weapons’

(The Center Square) – As lawmakers contemplate a proposal to outlaw the sale of semi-automatic weapons and magazines of 10 rounds or more in Illinois, the governor is bracing for expected lawsuits. Gov. J.B. Pritzker campaigned on banning the sale of certain types of guns like AR-15 rifles. A proposed bill that achieves that was […]

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Gov. Pritzker says he supports ‘assault weapons’ ban in Illinois, hopes lawmakers pass it in first half of 2023

Gov. JB Pritzker said he supports a proposed Illinois ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines and says he hopes the legislation will be passed in the first half of 2023. Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) introduced House Bill 5855, dubbed the Protect Illinois Communities Act, on December 1. Morgan represents Illinois House District […]

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Lawmakers introduce bill that would ban ‘assault weapons,’ raise age for gun ownership in Illinois

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines and prevent most residents under the age of 21 from owning guns in Illinois. Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) introduced House Bill 5855, dubbed the Protect Illinois Communities Act, on Thursday. Morgan represents Illinois House District 58, which includes towns like […]