Step addressing gun violence in Illinois - The Illinois House passed a modified ban on high-powered weapons and large-capacity magazines early Friday. [Health News Illinois and ABC7]
The assault weapons legislation quickly advanced to the full House and after late-night debate passed on a 64-43 vote.
The bill would ban the manufacture, sale and possession of dozens of firearms defined by the state as assault weapons.
A spokesperson for Illinois Senate President Don Harmon."These are critically important issues, and the Senate Democratic Caucus is committed to enacting the most effective legislation possible.
"Senators are giving these proposals an extensive review and careful evaluation.
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