Deadline arrives for gun control

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Friday is the deadline for communities in Illinois to enact restrictions on assault weapons.

Already, a dozen cities and villages, including Chicago, have passed weapons bans.

More than a dozen others are expected to vote by the end of the day.

30 other communities considered banning the weapons, but decided against it.

Local governments were given 10 days to pass their own gun limits, after the Illinois general assembly enacted a bill allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns in public.

The Illinois State Rifle association says some of the local ordinances probably will be challenged in court.

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  • Well prepared

    More feel good laws which do nothing to reduce shootings in the street by gangs and drug dealers who pay no attention to any gun laws. All this does is restrict legal ownership by law abiding citizens. I'm not expecting a fire but you better believe I have fire extinguishers just in case. So it is with firearms.

  • Preach

    Hang on.

    I just got back from Afghanistan, have family in Illinois and Michigan, and intend to drive around seeing them. I also intend to have several handguns, a semi-automatic .223 rifle and a bolt-action .308 in my trunk so I can go shooting with my friends while I'm in town.

    Are you telling me that if I drive through the wrong city limits I'm suddenly a felon? Better stay off I-80 for the foreseeable future…

    The world has gone mad, and Illinois and Colorado (where I'm stationed) seem to be leading the charge.

  • john

    I guess that Chicago's murder rate will drop because no criminals will ever have assault weapons starting today… . Mr Mayor …Ding-Dong.

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