“It seems to be the opinion of at least our members that we need more stopping power. Not more firepower but more stopping power,” the Police Association’s Jeff Roorda said.
A two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.
He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.
Rahm Emanuel spoke Monday at the graduation and promotion ceremony for city police officers.
The Senate voted 49-4 to override Quinn’s legislation to prohibit the sale or possession of semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines and .50-caliber guns.
“There’s no logical reason to allow those weapons to proliferate on our streets,” Clay said.
The proposal would specifically bans the AK-47, AR-15 and TEC-9
Gov. Pat Quinn plans to propose a ban on assault weapons in Illinois.
Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t saying if he will support legislation that would require statewide registration of handguns.