CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says the
time for an assault weapons ban in Illinois
The Chicago Democrat says the shooting in Connecticut, particularly the loss of so
many children, should appeal to people's consciences. A gunman left 20 children
and six adults dead at an elementary school.
He said Monday at an unrelated event in Chicago that he has reached out to top
lawmakers and sponsors of a proposed assault weapons ban. The governor says
lawmakers should consider the ban when they reconvene for the lame duck session
Quinn pushed for an assault weapons ban after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater
He used his power of amendatory veto to rewrite a bill to ban assault
weapons. Lawmakers rejected it.