January 2, 2013

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Gun-Control Legislation Restricting High-Capacity Magazines and Assault Weapons

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“I commend the members of the Public Health Committee of the Illinois Senate for approving gun-control legislation that restricts high-capacity magazines and assault weapons designed for battlefields and not America’s streets.   In order to protect our children, our families and our communities, we need common-sense laws that provide the residents of our cities with the safety they deserve.

I want to thank Chairman William Delgado and all the Committee members for their commitment to this issue as well as Sen. Tony Munoz and Sen. Dan Kotowski for their leadership. I urge the full Senate to follow the committee's lead and quickly pass this important legislation."


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