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Governor Still Wants Assault Weapon Ban

By Metro News

(Chicago, IL) -- Governor Quinn says he'll work with the legislature to get a reasonable concealed carry law on the books. But, he says he's committed to banning assault weapons in Illinois.  "We are not going to have people marching along Michigan Avenue or any other avenue in Illinois with military-style assault weapons that are designed to kill people," Quinn said.

Quinn cites the mall shooting in Portland, Oregon and the theatre shooting in Denver, Colorado as examples of why the guns should be banned. He attempted to pass the ban earlier this year when he vetoed an ammunition bill, rewrote it as a ban on assault weapons, and sent it back to the legislature. Both the House and the Senate overrode Quinn's veto. He says he's working with members of the legislature to get the ban passed next year.

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