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.