Illinois Senate splits gun vote
SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Senate Democrats seeking assault-weapon restrictions planned to split the issue Wednesday, seeking committee approval of a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and a separate restriction on semi-automatic guns.
Sen. Dan Kotowski told The Associated Press he will press a measure that would limit ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds. A similar measure got Senate approval in 2007, but Kotowski downplayed the idea that a separate effort on shells stood a better chance of passage.
“The reason why I’m focusing on that is because (high) magazine capacity has led to the increased lethality and the dangers associated with automatic weapons,” the Park Ridge Democrat said.
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