Illinois governor wants ban on assault weapons

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday proposed a state ban…

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday proposed a state ban on assault weapons in the aftermath of the July 20 movie theater massacre in Colorado in which a former graduate student is charged with killing 12 people with guns including a semi-automatic rifle.

Quinn, a Democrat, called himself a “strong supporter” of the constitutional right to bear arms, but said in a letter to state legislators that the proliferation of military-style assault weapons undermines public safety.

“There is no place in the state of Illinois for weapons designed to rapidly fire at human targets at close range,” said Quinn, who also proposed a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Read more at NBC News

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  • nolan

    I will never vot for this liar again, calling himself a supportor of the 2nd amendment, Obama want to take away guns too. To Obama the second amendment means “Something” to Rommney it is a god given american Right.

  • joe clapp

    yes!and ban spoons from fat people!what a idiot.

  • Art in Seattle

    Why do people vote for Morons like him??? when people gonna wake up in US and smell the coffee??? they vote for morons and than we have a problem like this Moron Governer well Governer I can see on the News how Gun ban works specially in Chicago hahaha it sure keeps the Funeral homes busy thanks to dumbass like you. Move out of US if you hate guns so much,

  • Tim

    Gun control has worked so far in Illinois huh Governor?

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Then move to Kalifornia you idiot