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Bryant Reacts to Illinois Senate’s Passage of Assault Weapons Ban

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Senate Monday passed House Bill 5471 banning the sale, manufacture, and possession of some of the most common semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. The vote was 34 to 20.

While the legislation exempts gun owners who already own the firearms, it also includes a provision requiring them to register those firearms with the Illinois State Police.

State Sen. Terri Bryant.

The measure now heads to the House for consideration.