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THE GUN DEBATE CONTINUES IN THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE…WITH SEVERAL BILLS PENDING IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE.
 
THE HOUSE HAS VOTED TO PROHIBIT ANYONE UNDER 21 FROM BUYING AN ASSAULT RIFLE AND TO BAN BUMP STOCKS. ANOTHER MEASURE THAT HASN’T BEEN VOTED ON YET BANS HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES AND BODY ARMOR FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN POLICE OFFICERS. IT’S NAMED AFTER SLAIN CHICAGO POLICE COMMANDER PAUL BAUER AND SUPPORTED BY SUPERINTENDENT EDDIE JOHNSON.
 
 
LONGTIME GUN LOBBYIST TODD VANDERMYDE SPOKE AGAINST LEGISLATION BANNING ANYONE UNDER 21 FROM HAVING AN ASSAULT RIFLE.
 
 
A BILL REQUIRING GUN DEALERS TO BE LICENSED BY THE STATE IS AWAITING THE GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE.

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