SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill banning assault weapons statewide early Friday morning.
Half a year after the shooting incident, Independence Day Parade in Highland Park. The House voted at about 12:50 am. Governor JB Pritzker attended the entire debate and expressed confidence that the bill would reach his desk.
of Illinois Community Protection Act Making, selling, distributing, purchasing assault weapons, and magazines with 12 or more rounds is illegal.
Current owners of legally purchased weapons must register with the state within 300 days.
At this time, the minimum age to obtain a firearm owner ID card remains 18 and requires parental approval.
The bill is now going to the Illinois Senate.
Seven people were killed in the shooting at Highland Park. Some of the city’s residents have traveled to Springfield to show their support for the ban.
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