Illinois refuse to ban bump stocks

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Illinois refuse to ban bump stocks

Post by neighbor » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:56 pm

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... story.html

But opponents, including Rep. Jerry Costello, a Democrat from Downstate Smithton, called the bill too far-reaching because it would ban any modification that accelerates the rate of fire — such as changing a spring or replacing a trigger.

“I don’t view this as a bump stock ban, I view this as a ban on 40 to 50 percent of the guns in the state,” Costello said. His district includes the World Shooting Recreational Complex in Sparta.

Costello said the legislation would turn people who modify firearms to compete in shooting competitions into lawbreakers. Most lawmakers agreed with his side of the argument, rejecting the proposal by a 48-54 vote.

Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, noted the Las Vegas shooter had booked two Chicago hotel rooms overlooking Lollapalooza and said the "discussion would be completely different" had he opened fire in Chicago.

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