Collection of gun control bills passes out of Illinois House
Invigorated by gun control advocates who flooded the Capitol Wednesday, the Illinois House passed a series of gun control measures that included a ban the sale of bump stocks and a requirement for gun dealers to be licensed.
The measures come just two weeks after tragedies involving firearms, including the death of Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer and the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, caught the nation’s attention and sparked widespread outcry over the previous lack of action on the issue.
Adding to the pomp and circumstance were protesters from gun control advocacy group Moms Demand Action, who held a rally outside the Capitol, as well as Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, who held a news conference in the Capitol where he advocated for stricter gun laws.
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