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Ill. Senate panel defeats House gun bill


Springfield -- The Illinois Senate Executive Committee defeated legislation allowing the public possession of firearms, a bill that just last week passed the House 85-30.


The Democratic-controlled committee voted 6-8 on Tuesday. Opponents objected to the plan sponsored by Democratic Sen. Gary Forby of Benton, saying it'd curb all local firearms ordinances.

Committee Chairman Don Harmon, an Oak Park Democrat, says such pre-emption is "a bridge too far."


The committee's taking up a Democratic measure that leaves local firearms regulations in place -- city ordinances such as Chicago's assault-weapons ban.


That proposal's sponsored by Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH'-may rah-OOL'). It'd also prohibit firearms in businesses that serve alcohol.


The bill is HB183.


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