Local municipalities rush to action on assault weapons

Many municipalities across Illinois are rushing to pass legislation to outlaw or regulate assault weapons, before they lose their authority to act.

A court ruled Governor Quinn has until July 9 to sign concealed carry into law.

Legislation sent to his desk during the Spring session would preempt municipal home rule authority when it comes to local gun laws.

That is, unless local laws are already on the books or created within 10 days of the governor’s signature.

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