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.
Illinois House Panel Spars On Assault Weapons BanA two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.
Sen. Durbin Hosts Illinois Gun Control DiscussionHe heard from the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and suburban police officers.
Chicago Mayor: Illinois Must Ban Assault Weapons Rahm Emanuel spoke Monday at the graduation and promotion ceremony for city police officers.
Illinois Gov. Quinn Vows To Pursue Assault Weapons BanThe 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.
Illinois Governor Proposes Assault Weapons BanThe proposal would specifically bans the AK-47, AR-15 and TEC-9
Quinn To Propose Assault Weapons BanGov. 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.