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St. Louis Police Consider Carrying Shotguns, Assault Rifles

“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.


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Illinois House Panel Spars On Assault Weapons Ban

A two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.


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Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control Discussion

He heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.


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Chicago Mayor: Illinois Must Ban Assault Weapons

Rahm Emanuel spoke Monday at the graduation and promotion ceremony for city police officers.


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Illinois Gov. Quinn Vows To Pursue Assault Weapons Ban

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.



Rep. Clay Renews Call For Assault Weapons Ban

“There’s no logical reason to allow those weapons to proliferate on our streets,” Clay said.


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Illinois Governor Proposes Assault Weapons Ban

The proposal would specifically bans the AK-47, AR-15 and TEC-9


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Quinn To Propose Assault Weapons Ban

Gov. Pat Quinn plans to propose a ban on assault weapons in Illinois.


UPDATE: Call for Statewide Gun Registration in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t saying if he will support legislation that would require statewide registration of handguns.


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