The Illinois Senate passed House Bill 1465 to raise the age to buy assault weapons to 21, House Bill 1467 to ban bump stocks and trigger cranks and House Bill 1468 to require cooling off periods for assault weapon purchases.
All three previously have been passed in the Illinois House, so the bills head to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to sign or veto.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and OurQuadCities.com for updates.
After some stiff opposition from republicans #hb1465 which bans sell of assault weapons to ppl 21 and under PASSES. While some cheered one man is escorted out of the chamber after booing lawmakers and yelling, “my grandparents died for that right!”— Raquel Martin (@WCIA3Raquel) March 14, 2018
Following session, @ILSenDems hold presser celebrating passage of 3 gun safety bills.— Raquel Martin (@WCIA3Raquel) March 14, 2018
They say they look forward to overriding the governor’s veto when they return- April 10th. pic.twitter.com/v8fB5B4rEk
Debate on #hb1465 which bans sell of assault weapons to ppl under 21 begins. Republican Sen. Anderson: “The fact that we’re having this conversation is crazy...We’re stripping someone’s right to protect themselves simply because they’re under the age of 21 “ pic.twitter.com/fN2ERXqpe1— Raquel Martin (@WCIA3Raquel) March 14, 2018
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