Senate to address bans on guns, clips


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois Senate Democrats who want assault-weapon restrictions will split the issue into separate votes on high-capacity ammunition clips and the guns themselves.

Democratic Sen. Dan Kotowski of Park Ridge told The Associated Press he intends to press legislation to limit ammunition magazines to ten or fewer rounds.

A similar measure received Senate approval in 2007. Kotowski says he's not sure if filing a separate bill to address ammunition will make it easier to pass. Kotowski says he wants to concentrate on clips because high-capacity magazines make assault weapons more lethal.

Chicago Democratic Sen. Tony Munoz is expected to sponsor the second bill banning assault weapons 'designed for war.'

Democrats are again pushing gun restrictions after the school massacre last month in Connecticut.














 




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