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Illinois Governor Wants “Assault Weapons” Ban

An aide says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will "vigorously pursue" a ban on assault weapons even though the Senate rebuffed his attempt on Wednesday.

The Senate voted 49-4 Wednesday to override Quinn's rewritten legislation to prohibit the sale or possession of semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines and .50-caliber guns.

Spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says the Democratic governor will continue seeking a statewide assault-weapons ban to enhance public safety. She would not elaborate on his strategy.

Source: Chicago Tribune. Read full article. (link)

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  • Chris Mallory||

    Quinn's bodyguards will still carry automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines and in some cases .50 caliber weapons.

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