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Gun Laws, Politics & 2nd Amendment - 11.29.2012

This past August, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn used his amendatory veto power to turn a moderately pro-gun piece of legislation into a ban on semi-automatic rifles, high capacity magazines and .50-caliber rifles.
Initially, Senate Bill 681 was crafted to allow law-abiding Illinois residents to purchase ammunition online or via the mail from Illinois suppliers, under current law residents can only buy ammo from out-of-state dealers.
The bill had a groundswell of support until Gov. Quinn got his hands on it.
Citing the recent shooting in Aurora Colorado, that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded, Gov. Quinn said that the "proliferation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines undermines public safety and the right of personal security of every citizen."
"There is no place in the state of Illinois for weapons designed to rapidly fire at human targets at close range," Quinn added.
He then proceeded to gut the bill and add the language that made S. 681 an Assault Weapons Ban.
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