The Illinois House is considering legislation that would take steps to alter the state’s gun laws. A bill written and named after a Chicago Police officer killed in the line duty would prohibit the sale and possession of high capacity magazines and body armor. The person who is accused of shooting Commander Paul Bauer was wearing a bullet proof vest and used a semi-automatic weapon with a 30 round clip. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he supports the measure.
Opponents right now are pointing out that ex-law enforcement and former military may still own and posses some of the proposed banned materials, making them a target of the law. House members pushing for the legislation say amendments are coming to try and address those concerns.