Illinois Gov Signs Ban On Sales Of Assault Weapons

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

Assault weapons can no longer be sold in Illinois. The state immediately banned the sale of the military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines Tuesday evening, with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature on a bill the House had passed just hours earlier.

“Today, we made history, becoming the ninth state to institute an assault weapons ban —and one of the strongest assault weapons bans in the nation,” Pritzker said just before signing the bill in a ceremony quickly put together at the state Capitol.

His signature shortly before 8:30 p.m. immediately bans the sale of assault weapons in Illinois and caps the purchase of magazines at 10 rounds for long guns and 15 for handguns.

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