Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given the thumbs up to gun control legislation that has been introduced in Springfield.
State Sen. Antonio Munoz and State. Rep. Edward Acevedo have introduced gun control legislation that will put restrictions on assault weapon and high-capacity magazine sales and force gun owners to contact state police when a handgun has been stolen or is lost. The legislation also calls for harsher punishment of straw purchasers, or someone with a clean record who buys a gun for someone else.
“We need common-sense laws that protect our children, our families and our communities,” Emanuel said in a press release. “The start of a new General Assembly is another opportunity for lawmakers across the state to recognize the damage guns do to our neighborhoods and come together to protect our residents from illegal guns and high-capacity magazines and assault weapons designed for battlefields.”