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
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...