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Illinois: Lawmakers clash over assault weapons ban, committee hearing in House pits Chicago against rest of state

Friday, March 1, 2013

House lawmakers clashed Thursday on the question of whether an assault weapons ban should be approved in Illinois, a split that put on full display how hard it will be to balance the rights of individual gun owners with the desire of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn to put the prohibition in place.

Read the article: The Chicago Tribune

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