Committee begins hearings on high-powered weapon ban


December 21, 2022

–Capitol News Illinois

A legislative committee on Thursday, Dec. 15, heard more witnesses call for a ban on highpower, semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines, but some experts said that alone won’t solve the problem of violent crime

in Illinois.

During its second hearing on a proposed assault weapon ban, an Illinois House committee, meeting in Chicago, heard from several officials who said public investment in marginalized communities and community-based programs that aim to stop cycles of violence also are needed.

“Unfortunately, community- based providers serving at-ris...

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