Nekritz: Assault weapons ban unlikely in lame-duck
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A key
lawmaker says legislation restricting assault weapons isn't likely to come up
in the final days of the lame-duck session.
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (NEH'-kritz) chairs a House judiciary
committee that was scheduled yesterday to take up a bill limiting assault
weapons. But the Northbrook Democrat says since the Senate didn't vote on
similar legislation last week, there was no reason for the House to take it up.
She doesn't expect an assault weapons ban to come up before new
lawmakers are sworn in on Wednesday.
Last week, a Senate committee approved curbs on assault weapons and
high-capacity ammunition magazines, but those bills didn't move to the floor.
The Senate adjourned Thursday. President John Cullerton says senators
could return tomorrow.