2013-07-19 20:02:51

Illinois municipalities pass gun reform laws ahead of state deadline

Municipalities in Illinois rushed to meet today’s deadline to pass gun reform measures. The state gave local lawmakers 10 days to do so after lifting the last remaining prohibition on concealed firearms in the nation. Earlier this week, Chicago’s city council passed a bill expanding the types of arms included in its existing assault weapons ban, and increasing some penalties. A suburb to the north, Evanston, voted unanimously to implement an assault weapons ban.  FSRN's Jay Sapir reports from Evanston.


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