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Assault weapons ban

File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo: Getty Images/Scott Barbour)

Quinn Calls For Assault Rifle Ban In Illinois

The governor made an appearance Sunday on behalf of the Illinois Public Safety Act, which was introduced in the spring legislative session but not acted upon.

07/13/2014

Sheila Simon

Lt. Gov: Illinois Cities Should Ban Assault Weapons Now

Sheila Simon says weapons bill on governor’s desk, if signed, could prevent local bans in the future.

06/09/2013

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Quinn Calls for Ethic Reform, Assault Weapons Ban in State of State Address

Quinn made only scattered references to the state’s most pressing problem a stifling public-employee pension deficit.

02/06/2013

Illinois Gun Manufacturers Develop Strategy on Call for Assault Weapons Ban

No rush to judgement following Connecticut Shootings

12/25/2012

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Gov. Quinn Proposes Assault Weapons Ban

Richard Pearson says if rules regarding gun ownership of guns were followed, there wouldn’t be such senseless shootings.

08/01/2012