assault weapons ban http://northernpublicradio.org en Quinn Renews Call For Tighter Gun Laws http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-renews-call-tighter-gun-laws <p></p><p>Illinois lawmakers are being asked to revisit a bill that would impose tighter gun restrictions. On Sunday, Governor Pat Quinn again called for passage of a measure that would ban the sale or delivery of assault weapons and high capacity ammunition. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:27:05 +0000 Mike Moen 50584 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Renews Call For Tighter Gun Laws Agencies Divided Over Assault Weapons Ban http://northernpublicradio.org/post/agencies-divided-over-assault-weapons-ban <p>Illinois law enforcement agencies are divided on whether the state should ban the sale of so-called “assault weapons.” During a hearing this week in Springfield, supporters of the ban, like Sergeant Mark Marianovich of the Chicago Police Department SWAT team,&nbsp; say assault weapons pose too great a threat.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:04:59 +0000 WNIJ 26221 at http://northernpublicradio.org Agencies Divided Over Assault Weapons Ban What To Do About Gun Violence http://northernpublicradio.org/post/what-do-about-gun-violence <p>It’s a wrenching debate for the country, and the anguish over Sandy Hook and the relentless shootings in Chicago have reinvigorated the divisive issue. We’ve been following the many sides of the gun debate and we’ll continue to do so, but today we begin a series we’re calling “Our Guns” -- conversations with people who own and are committed to gun rights. &nbsp;&nbsp;We start today by hearing from people in rural Illinois.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:52:34 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 25142 at http://northernpublicradio.org What To Do About Gun Violence Illinois Assault Weapons Ban Stalls http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-assault-weapons-ban-stalls <p>An Illinois Senate committee has approved limits on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. But those measures have not yet moved to the floor for action. The upper chamber canceled a session scheduled for Friday.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:55:43 +0000 WNIJ 23567 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Assault Weapons Ban Stalls Quinn renews call for assault weapons ban http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-renews-call-assault-weapons-ban <p>Governor Pat Quinn is renewing his call for an assault weapons ban for Illinois. But in order to get it passed, he&#39;ll need the support of a Republican lawmaker who opposes the idea.<br /><br />Quinn first raised the issue in the days following the Colorado shooting rampage. He spotted an opening in legislation that would have allowed people to purchase ammunition by mail from companies within Illinois. On Tuesday, Quinn used his amendatory veto powers to rewrite the proposal so it would ban many types of semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity ammunition magazines.<br /> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:52:54 +0000 Mike Moen & Brian Mackey 15886 at http://northernpublicradio.org