Sunday, January 06, 2013

Illinois House pulls plug on gun-control measures: "We didn't think we had the votes"

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Add gun-control legislation to the growing legislative scrap heap for what thus far has been a lame lame-duck session. Citing a lack of support, the House sponsor of bans on military-style weapons -- dubbed "assault weapons" by critics -- and the high-powered ammunition that feeds them decided Sunday not to call either measure for a vote in his chamber.