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Assault Ban Passes The House

The Illinois House passed a ban on assault weapons on Friday morning.  Legislation prohibiting the sale of assault rifles, rapid-fire devices, and magazines over 12 rounds was a big part of the new bill. House Speaker Chris Welch says that a lot of this stems from the deadly fourth of July shooting in Highland Park. 



The bill passed 64-43.  Downstate Illinois Representative Charles Meier of Okawville says that his constituents are worried about the ban. 



Advocates say something must be done to stop violence.  They argue that no one is coming to take guns.  If someone has an assault rifle, they are required to have the serial number of that rifle recorded with their FOID card. 


The bill now moves to the Senate. 

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